Reaching For The Moon

From Oscar nominated director, Bruno Barreto

Director: Bruno Barreto

Writer: Matthew Chapman, Julie Sayres

Stars: Elizabeth Bishop , Lota de Macedo Soares, Mary, Carlos Chajon

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Set at the height of 1950s glamour, this audience award winning drama recounts the extraordinary relationship between Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (played by Miranda Otto, Lord of the Rings) and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares (the beautifully handsome Gloria Pires).  In search of inspiration, Bishop leaves America having accepted the invitation of an old college friend to stay with her on her sprawling country estate in Brazil. But she never counted on meeting the love of her life – her friend’s partner.

At first, the fiery personalities of the two women collide and lead to passion-fuelled debates, but animosity quickly turns to attraction, then desire. From Oscar® nominated director Bruno Barreto, REACHING FOR THE MOON is an intimate portrait of two remarkable artists as they discover the most incredible love.


  • "Classy, beautiful, utterly brilliant… Film of the year!"
    - DIVA
  • "A compelling lesbian love story set against the exotic backdrop of 1950's Brazil"
    - When Sally Met Sally
Cast: Elizabeth Bishop , Lota de Macedo Soares, Mary, Carlos Chajon, Mary
Director: Bruno Barreto
Writers: Matthew Chapman, Julie Sayres
Country: Brazil
Language: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Certificate: 12
Running Time: 114 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 12-05-2014
VoD Release Date: 12-05-2014
DVD Extras: The Making of Featurette | Interview with Director