Movies

Browse by Title
Browse by Release Date

Carlota Joaquina, Princess of Brasil (Carlota Joaquina - Princesa do Brasil)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1997
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Marieta Severo
Director:Carla Camurati
Writer:Carla Camurati, Melanie Dimantas

Description: The lust for power, land and sex run amok in this off-kilter, comedic look at Brazilian history. The film opens on a rocky Scottish promontory where a bekilted young man begins telling the wide-eyed 10-year old Yolanda an exotic tale of the exploits of 18th-century bratty Spanish princess Carlota Joaquina who journeys to Portugal to marry prince Don Joao. The 10-year old princess is not impressed by the sedate court and her cowardly husband. Years pass, and she grows up, taking many different lovers along the way. In 1808, she and Don Joao are forced to sail to Brazil by the invader Napoleon. Don Joao chooses Rio de Janiero to set up his new court. By this time, Carlota has developed a limp and grown a moustache, but this does not stop her from continuing to have many affairs. She ends up falling in love with Fernando Leao, a rakish black fellow. Joaquina dreams of becoming Queen of the Amazon, but cannot because her husband is afraid to give her too much power. Upon their return to Portugal, their son Pedro fights for Brazil's independence and becomes the country's first emperor.~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

Movie summaries and listings powered by Cinema-Source

highlights

Zika Virus Q&A: 4 Facts for Pregnant Women & Families
Zika virus is pretty scary. Pregnant or not, learn what steps to take to protect your family from Zika, including travel restrictions and mosquito bite prevention.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme!

Ommm! 5 Meditation & Mindfulness Activities for Families
Family meditation and mindfulness can help reduce anxiety and promote health and happiness. Learn some fun and easy mindfulness activities for kids, and set them on the path to inner peace!

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks