Glauber Rocha

  • Glauber Rocha – Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol AKA Black God, White Devil (1964)

    Glauber Rocha1961-1970ArthouseBrazilDrama

    Quote:
    After killing his employer when said employer tries to cheat him out of his payment, a man becomes an outlaw and starts following a self-proclaimed saint.

    Reehan Miah wrote:
    Glauber Rocha’s Aesthetics of Hunger – a 1965 essay which attempts to explicate the Cinema Novo – reads like a convoluted mass of allegations, opacities and rhetoric (none of which are necessarily without substance). Somewhere within these imbroglios however, one stumbles upon an assertion that’s especially jarring:Read More »

  • Paula Gaitán – Diário de Sintra AKA Days in Sintra (2008)

    2001-2010BrazilDocumentaryPaula Gaitán

    How are the traveler and the exile different? How shall we think of memories created in exile? This are the axis upon which Days in Sintra rotates. The film is a poetic account of the exile of Glauber Rocha in Sintra, Portugal, in which photographs serve as a mnemonic guide to the search for traces of the filmmaker’s passage through the city. Gaitán’s film about her longtime partner Rocha is built on the border of a fragmented, involuntary, unfinished, and precarious memory.Read More »

  • Glauber Rocha & Affonso Beatto – 1968 (1968)

    Glauber Rocha1961-1970Affonso BeattoBrazilDocumentaryPolitics

    Unfinished documentary about the “March of the 100,000”, driven by the student movement against brazilian dictatorship in 1968. Glauber directed with “Antonio das Mortes'” cinematographer, Affonso Beatto. A mysterious film.Read More »

  • Glauber Rocha – Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol AKA Black God, White Devil [+commentaries] (1964)

    1961-1970ArthouseBrazilDramaGlauber Rocha

    Quote:
    After killing his employer when said employer tries to cheat him out of his payment, a man becomes an outlaw and starts following a self-proclaimed saint.

    Reehan Miah wrote:
    Glauber Rocha’s Aesthetics of Hunger – a 1965 essay which attempts to explicate the Cinema Novo – reads like a convoluted mass of allegations, opacities and rhetoric (none of which are necessarily without substance). Somewhere within these imbroglios however, one stumbles upon an assertion that’s especially jarring:Read More »

  • David Neves – Mauro, Humberto (1975)

    1971-1980ArthouseBrazilDavid NevesDocumentary

    Documentary about Humberto Mauro, his work and its importance.Read More »

  • Glauber Rocha – Barravento AKA The Turning Wind (1962)

    1961-1970ArthouseBrazilDramaGlauber Rocha

    Rocha’s first film, a denunciation of exploitation and the superstition that helps maintain it; an exploration of ‘macumba’, the mixture of Christianity and African tribal religion whose superstition aids the successful subjugation and exploitation of the fishermen in the Bahia province.

    Review from NY Times:
    LEAD: ”BARRAVENTO” (”The Turning Wind”), opening today at the Public Theater, is the first feature by the highly regarded Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, who died at the age of 42 in 1981. The film, made in 1961, is about the efforts of Firmino, part revolutionary, part devil, to free the fishermen in his nativeRead More »

  • Glauber Rocha – A Idade da Terra AKA The Age of the Earth (1980)

    1971-1980ArthouseBrazilExperimentalGlauber Rocha

    Four Third-World Christs try to stop the American industrialist John Brahms in Glauber Rocha’s experimental film inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini’s murder.

    The day that Pier Paolo Pasolini was killed, Glauber Rocha decided to make this film about the life of Christ in the Third World. Starting from a dialectical synthesis between capitalism and socialism, and a search of interracial relationships in Brazil, Rocha created a work of religious and prophetic tone that results in a kind of bewilderment contemplative, now lyrical, now frantic, soaked in a new messianism. In his last film, the director proposed a tune of sounds and images that build a picture of Brazil and a portrait of himself.Read More »

  • Glauber Rocha – O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro AKA Antonio das Mortes (1969)

    1961-1970ArthouseBrazilGlauber RochaWestern

    Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to “God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun” (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio das Mortes killed Corisco (the “Blond Devil”), last of the Cangaceiros. In “the old days”, Antonio’s function in life was exterminate these bandits, on account of his personal grudges against them. His life had been meaningless for the last 29 years, but now, a new challenge awaits him. When a Cangaceiro appears in Jardim Das Piranhas, the local Land Baron (Jofre Soares), an old man, does what seems obvious to him: he calls Antonio das Mortes, killer of Cangaceiros. At first, Antonio is ecstatic. His life has gained new meaning. But soon it becomes obvious that this new Cangaceiro (named Coirana) is no Corisco, but an idealist. An idealist of the sixties in the garb of the forties. A leader to the hopeless and the hungry. Antonio das Mortes begins to reconsider his feelings towards Coirana and his followers…Read More »

  • Glauber Rocha – Câncer (1972)

    1971-1980ArthouseBrazilExperimentalGlauber Rocha

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    The film does not have a story. There are three characters and violent action. I was interested in making a technical experiment, concernig the problem of the resistance of the duration of the cinematographic take. There, we can see how the technique interferes in the cinematographic process. I decided to make a film in which each take would have the length of a chassis, and study the almost elimination of the editing when there is a verbal action and a psychological action in the same take. – Glauber RochaRead More »

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