Maria Bethania: Music is Perfume (Maria Bethania: Musica e Perfume)
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Maria Bethania: Music is Perfume (Maria Bethania: Musica e Perfume)
The film enters the universe of Maria Bethania, the famous Brazilian singer, providing insight into the intimate sphere of Bethania's creative process while focusing on the history of Brazilian music. First a muse of the so-called counter culture, and then the queen of romantic ballads, Maria Bethania chronicles her musical life experience in relation to Brazilian society's development.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Onstage or in rehearsal, surrounded by familiars or alone with the camera, Ms. Bethnia is an expressive force of nature whose honeyed voice could lure sailors to their doom."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"An intimate film about the artistic and social visions of one of Brazil's most respected singers."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"A performance-driven bio-pic which features plenty of concert footage, offset by interviews with friends, family (including her brother, renowned composer Caetano Veloso) and Maria herself."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"As artistically temperate as the now silver-maned Brazilian contralto."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Maria Bethania fans will love this film."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"No musical track is cut-off -- you get the entire cookie instead of a bunch of crumbs."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"A documentary of interest only to those already familiar with its subject."
‑ Matt Noller, Slant Magazine