Reaching for the Moon


1h 56m 2013

Brief Synopsis

Grappling with writer's block, legendary American poet Elizabeth Bishop travels from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary. Hoping to find inspiration on Mary's sprawling estate, Elizabeth winds up with much more - a tempestuous relationship with Mary's bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares, that rocks the staid writer to her foundation. Alcoholism, geographical distance and a military coup come between the lovers, but their intimate connection spans decades and forever impacts the life and work of these two extraordinary artists.

Film Details

Also Known As
Art of Losing, The, Flores Raras, Rare and Commonplace Flowers
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2013
Production Company
1927 Audio ; Amerifilm Casting Inc ; Cnso ; Goldcrest ; Goldcrest ; Goldcrest ; Goldcrest Films International ; Goldcrest Films International ; Goldcrest Post Production ; Quanta
Distribution Company
Imagem Filmes ; Peccadillo Pictures ; Reel Pictures
Location
New York, New York, USA; Venice, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Grappling with writer's block, legendary American poet Elizabeth Bishop travels from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary. Hoping to find inspiration on Mary's sprawling estate, Elizabeth winds up with much more - a tempestuous relationship with Mary's bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares, that rocks the staid writer to her foundation. Alcoholism, geographical distance and a military coup come between the lovers, but their intimate connection spans decades and forever impacts the life and work of these two extraordinary artists.

Crew

Alessandro Albino

Driver

Adriano De Alencar

Makeup Assistant

Marcelo F. Alho

Driver

Antonio Almeida

Line Producer

Bia Almeida

Post-Production Coordinator

Marcelo Alonso

Visual Effects

Ricardo Alvarez

Digital Effects

Danilo Alves

Transportation

Marcelo Amacedes

Driver

Hallfman De Amar

Assistant

Alexsandro Ameichoeiro

Driver

Marcia Andrade

Casting

Ana Annet

Set Decorator

Karen Araujo

Set Designer

Debora Arima

Line Producer

Bec Asmar

Camera

Ana Elisa Athayde

Assistant

Patricia Baars

Executive

Mark Baechle

Music

Dri Baffa

Production Assistant

Pablo Baião

Camera Operator

Flavio Bandido

Dresser

Andre Baptista

Dresser

Mauricio Barboza

Painter

Daniela Barcelos

Dresser

Luis Ignacio Barrague

Visual Effects

Helena Barreto

Production Assistant

Lucy Barreto

Producer

Paula Barreto

Producer

Rosalice Barreto

Casting

Luiz Fernando Batista

Props Assistant

Nicholai Baxter

Music

John Beal

Soloist

Anthony Beckwith

Production Assistant

Henrique Bertol

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Cristina Bethencourt

Acting Coach

Celso De Blasiis

Post-Production Assistant

Jose Augusto De Blasiis

Film Lab

Helio Bodini

Associate Producer

Andre Alves Borges

Driver

Pepe Borges

Coordinator

Renata Borghini Borges

Digital Effects

Chico Botafogo

Driver

Bliss Boussant

Best Boy Grip

Pedro Briquet

Assistant Editor

Thiago Bertolomi Pinheiro Brisolla

Adr Voice Casting

Alex Brollo

Costumes

Mo Brown

Props Assistant

Lili Burtin

Art Department

Brenda Bush

Makeup

Ana Cabral

Hair Stylist

Bia Caldas

Production Manager

Peter Calo

Soloist

Mario Campioli

Special Makeup Effects

Teo Campos

Assistant

Angelo Candido

Driver

Renata Capote

Hair Stylist

Ben Carey

Electric

Mariana Carneiro

Casting Assistant

Leonardo Carvalho

Assistant Director

Alessandra Casolari

Line Producer

Matthew Chapman

Screenplay

Fernanda Chasim

Production Assistant

Gary Chester

Score Recording

Pavel Ciboch

Music

Marley Cleverson

Software Engineer

Marley Cleverson

Executive

Erica Coelho

Unit Manager

Claudio Colangello

Film To Tape Transfer

Claudio Colangello

Visual Effects

Courtney Colston

Assistant

Luisa Continentino

Coach

Maria Conceicao Correia

Trainer

Railda Costa

Art Department

Sergio Gomes Costa

Driver

Ubiraci Da Costa

Props

Terra Cota

Coordinator

Gabriel Couto

Props

Gustavo Couto

Props

Jose Carlos Couto

Props

Castro Criacoes

Camera

Claudia Cruz

Hair Stylist

Joelso Da Cruz

Carpenter

João Pinto Da Fonseca

Driver

Dennyss Thiago Da Rocha

Line Producer

Paulo Sergio Da Silva

Driver

Selma Epifania Da Silva

Art Department

Talita M. C. Da Silva

Driver

Alexandre Dantas

Security

Bruna Dantas

Production Assistant

Eniola Dawodu

Assistant Costume Designer

Simone Leandro De Oliveira

Marketing

Carmen De Oliviera

Source Material

Teena Marie Delerme-lugo

Assistant

Monica Delfino

Art Department Coordinator

Renan Deodato

Sound Mixer

Anthony Derose

Loader

Jose Francisco Dos Santos

Driver

Mariana Dratovsky

Coordinator

Mariana Dratovsky

Agent

Emilia Duncan

Associate Producer

Fernando Ehrilch

Assistant Editor

Naima Elmasri

Assistant

Anthony Escobar

Driver

Shana Evans

Office Coordinator

Fábio Fatorelli

Visual Effects

Lena Ferraz

Dresser

Leo Ferraz

Assistant

Luis Gustavo Ferraz

Adr Voice Casting

Olivio Ferraz

Dresser

Elcio Ferreira

Carpenter

Marcelo Ferreira

Digital Effects

Maria Helena Ferreira

Dresser

Oton Ferreira

Carpenter

Rodrigo Cristino Ferreira

Driver

Rosilene Ferreira

Finance

Bruno Finizola

Driver

Junior Finizola

Driver

Antonio Firmino

Film Lab

Alex Fofao

Assistant

Carlos Franca

Wrangler

Guilherme Francisco

Camera Assistant

Selma Franklin

Art Department

Carlos Henrique Freitas

Production

Fernanda Frotté

Line Producer

Raphael Fuzari

Visual Effects

Fabian Gamarra

Post-Production Coordinator

Corey Gegner

Camera

Nathan Gendzier

Location Manager

Joao Paulo Geraldo

Visual Effects

Leticia Giffone

Film Editor

Leticia Giffone

Editor

Isabella Girao

Finance

Maria Eugenia Borges Godfrey

Production Assistant

Francisco Gomes

Film Lab

Alice Gomez

Assistant Director

Adam Gonzalez

Loader

Jon Goracy

Casting Assistant

Bernard S. Gordon

Legal Services

Geraldo Gouveia

Driver

Lisa Jane Graham

Still Photographer

Yvette Granata

Art Director

Dave Granito

Grip

Gil Gross

Assistant

Mariana Guimaraes

Assistant Director

Vitoria Hadba

Art Department

Rafael Haddad

Digital Effects

Annika Hagen

Script Supervisor

Jeffrey W Hagerman

Video Assist/Playback

Roger Hands

Foley

Barbara Harrington

Dialogue Coach

Tru Hawkins

Location Assistant

Henrique Hebert

Construction

Aline Heibel

Sound Effects Editor

Carolina Heller

Post-Production Assistant

Jorge Hesket

Driver

Cortney Hillman

Costume Coordinator

Gabriel Hoffmann

Assistant Camera

Uirande Holanda

Makeup

Barbara Isabella

Production Assistant

Duda Izique

Post-Production Coordinator

Claudio Jacobellis

Production Assistant

Meredith Jacobson-marciano

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sara Jane

Hair Stylist

Jytte Jansen

Associate Producer

Gustavo Jesus

Production Assistant

Simone Cristina De Jesus Alves

Driver

James Koya Jones

Gaffer

Yussef Kalume

Coordinator

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Avy Kaufman

Casting Director

Ronen Killeen

Camera Operator

Adam Klemens

Music Conductor

Sony Kompanek

Music

Carolina Kotscho

Source Material

Jan Kotzman

Music Engineer

James K Lambert

Camera

Julio Lamego

Driver

Nilson Laport

Props

Alessandro Laroca

Sound Design

Lex Larson

On-Set Dresser

Bruno De Laurentis

Graphic Designer

Flemming Laursen

Video Assist/Playback

Elton Leandro

Post-Production Assistant

Justin Lee

Electric

Brian Leiberz

Transportation Captain

Gregory Lemonides

Caterer

Mike Leob

Assistant Camera

Elvis De Leon

Grip

Bruna Libman

Costumes

Duda Lima

Driver

Gabriela Lima

Special Makeup Effects

Wilson Lima

Key Grip

Gilson Lins

Driver

Adriano Liver

Art Department

Gilana Lobel

Production Supervisor

Ronaldo Lobo

Music Scoring Mixer

Marco Londoner

Assistant Director

Benedicto Lopes

Driver

Osório Lopes

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
Art of Losing, The, Flores Raras, Rare and Commonplace Flowers
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2013
Production Company
1927 Audio ; Amerifilm Casting Inc ; Cnso ; Goldcrest ; Goldcrest ; Goldcrest ; Goldcrest Films International ; Goldcrest Films International ; Goldcrest Post Production ; Quanta
Distribution Company
Imagem Filmes ; Peccadillo Pictures ; Reel Pictures
Location
New York, New York, USA; Venice, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2013

Limited Release in United States November 8, 2013

Released in United States November 29, 2013

Based on the novel "Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares" written by Carmen Oliveira and published by Rutgers University Press on August 15, 2003.

Released in United States 2013 (Spotlight)

Released in United States 2013

Released in United States 2013 (Showcase Programs)

Released in United States 2013 (International Centerpiece)

Limited Release in United States November 8, 2013 (New York)

Amy Irving was previously attached to star.

Released in United States November 29, 2013 (Los Angeles)