Black Orpheus (1959) is a fantastic movie.
If you haven’t seen it, check it out.
I’m hard at work at stuff like this – reimagining of greek myths – so I’m scouring the wires for anything else that could be a good reference, or tips on what to avoid because it’s been done before. Plenty of Orpheus and Eurydice out there – of which Black Orpheus is probably the best – but not much for characters like Arachne, or Persephone, or Ganymede.
Know anything good, drop me a line.