Cinema Romantico, however, still likes to honor its own version of an Olympic Truce every
Yet, even as we do, we remain conscious of the infinite ails plaguing these Games. Those ails go beyond the IOC’s corruption, which is real and rampant, and they go beyond doping, which is real and rampant. No, this is about the root problems of Rio, and the root problems of Brazil itself, and how the presence of the Olympics has merely exacerbated them, and how the IOC’s claims of “harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity” is awe-inspiring blarney. And even if we devote ourselves to the Olympics themselves, we wish to remain conscious of the plight of Brazil itself.
You may have long since noted that Cinema Romantico gives space on Mondays and Tuesdays to reviews of new(ish) movies and on Fridays to classic cinema. So, for the next fortnight, Mondays and Tuesdays will consist of reviews of new(ish) Brazilian films and Fridays will consist of classic Brazilian cinema. And please, please forgive us for the inevitable Olympics-related posts that will infiltrate this otherwise sacred cinematic space (like, you know, maybe tomorrow). I guarantee you we will not be able to help it. Thank you in advance.
Love, peace and Olympism.