New York - At the Tribeca Fim Festival on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Chelsea Cinema 8, you can see one of the most unique romantic comedies to emerge in years, Elvis & Madona is a colorful crowd-pleaser set in Rio de Janeiro's lively neighborhood of Copacabana. Elvis is a talented photographer and lesbian whose father is down on his luck financially. Since her photography isn't paying the bills, she gets a job delivering pizzas on her motorcycle.
Madona is a ravishing blonde drag performer who works as a hairstylist by day and performs in Rio's drag clubs at night. The pair's paths cross when Elvis arrives at her first delivery only to find Madona robbed and beaten by her sometime lover John Tripod. From this first meeting, their lives will increasingly intertwine as love and desire begin to emerge.
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Debut writer/director Marcelo Laffite brilliantly unfolds the relationship between his two protagonists in a natural and believable way, vitalizing his film and characters with a continuous playful energy that lets the viewer get carried away in the story. Actors Igor Cotrim and Simone Spoladore effortlessly share a natural chemistry even in their unusual scenario, bringing their characters' passion, rather than their labels, to life.
In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Thu, Apr 22, 10:00PM Clearview Chelsea Cinema 8
Sat, Apr 24, 3:45PM Village East Cinema 4
Tue, Apr 27, 10:00PM Clearview Chelsea Cinema
Fri, Apr 30, 3:00PM Clearview Chelsea Cinema 7
More Info: Tibeca Film Festival