Directed by Karim Ainouz
The underbelly of 1930's Rio de Janeiro comes alive in
this portrait of Joao Francisco dos Santos, the infamous Brazilian drag
queen and criminal who was as gifted with a knife as he was with a
microphone. A snapshot of Joao's early life, Madame Sata follows the
performer from his rough childhood on Rio's mean streets up through his
imprisonment prior to becoming a star. Stars Lazaro Ramos. Portuguese
with English subtitles. 105 minutes.