For several centuries and until the fall of the Soviet Union, shtetls were inhabited by tight-knit Yiddish-speaking communities. In these remote towns, the traditional Jewish life continued for decades after it disappeared everywhere else.
Lóri, a free-spirited teacher living on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, leads a sexually independent life, filled with eroticism and devoid of commitment. But after meeting a headstrong yet sympathetic philosophy professor, Lóri is inspired to break away from her emotional barriers.
The extraordinary comedic productions of Neapolitan playwright Eduardo Scarpetta were only rivaled by the constant drama of his personal life. But at the height of his popularity in 1904, Scarpetta risked it all with a controversial parody of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s The Daughter of Iorio.