The Federal Government's Cultural Contents Bank of the Cinemateca Brasileira, free of charge, offers classic films from the national cinema to watch online and download. The collection has more than 300 complete titles, including short and feature films of different genres and directors, in black and white and in color. The oldest dated 1910. All the films in the catalog are available for download and were collected by the Ministry of Culture and the Audiovisual Secretariat.
Among the options are films such as "O Homem de Sputnik" (1959) and "O Cangaceiro" (1953), in addition to the participation of actors such as Oscarito, Grande Otelo, Mazzaropi, Tnia Carrero and other icons of Brazilian cinema. The site also offers more than two thousand production posters, old reports and soap operas from the now extinct TV Tupi and television news scripts from the past.
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Check out the step by step below how to watch Brazilian films at the Banco de Contedos Culturais of the Cinemateca Brasileira.
Step 1. Access the website of the Cultural Contents Bank of the Cinemateca Brasileira (http://www.bcc.org.br/) and click on the Movies option in the left side menu;
Access the Bank of Cultural Contents of the Brazilian Cinematheque to see national films by free streaming Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. You can choose between four subdivisions: Atlntida, with films produced by Atlntida Cinematogrfica; Vera Cruz, with productions by Companhia Cinematogrfica Vera Cruz; Silent, with films from the era of silent cinema; and Ince, with films from the Instituto Nacional do Cinema Educativo;
Choose between different production companies to watch old films on the Brazilian Cinematheque website Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. As soon as you open a section, click on the movie you want to watch;
Catalog of films from the Cinemateca Brasileira with films available to watch online Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 4. Click on the Play button to watch the movie;
Watch national cinema classics for free on the Brazilian Cinematheque website Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 5. Scroll down the screen to see the technical file of the film;
Technical sheet of the movie "Candinho" on the website of the Brazilian Cinematheque Foto: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 6. To download the movie, click on the download icon in the player or on the Apple iTunes MP4 "button, located just below the video. The movie will be downloaded in .mp4 format and display a mark from the Cinemateca Brasileira in the lower right corner of the Image;
Download national cinema classics for free Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 7. To watch the movie in a new browser tab, choose the option "Open Format OGG";
Watch the movie in a separate tab in the browser Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 8. To search for an item in the website catalog, enter the title or year of production and click Apply. In the Advanced search option you can enter other terms, such as the names of directors, writers and producers;
Search titles in the Brazilian Cinematheque catalog Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 9. In the side menu, access to the movie posters, photos of the productions, and records from TV Tupi, such as soap operas, reports and TV scripts.
Watch TV Tupi soap operas, reports and news on the Cinemateca Brasileira website Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Take advantage of the tip and watch classic Brazilian movies online and free.