Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Spring Film Series 2019 – Screening of How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (Como era gostoso meu francês, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1971)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

"How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman" is a tongue-in-cheek filmic interpretation of a possibly true anthropophagical tale set in the 16th-century Brazilian tropics. Cunhambebe, leader of the Tupinamba tribe, captures an unnamed Frenchman, erroneously convinced that he is a Portuguese enemy. Instead of immediately slaughtering the Frenchman, the tribe adopts him for eight blissful months preceding a planned ceremony to cannibalize him.

Brazil Initiative