YIDFF 95 International Competition
Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business
Director: Helena Solberg
BRAZIL, USA / 1994 / Color / 35mm / 92 min
A filmmakers journey into the cross-cultural life and career of the most successful Latin American performer of all time, Carmen Miranda. For her, along with enormous wealth and fame as a Latin American icon, fabricated in the image factories of Hollywood, came professional distortion and personal damage. The film seeks to reveal the person behind the elaborate mask.