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  • Cao Guimarães – Ex isto (2010)

    A film loosely inspired by the work Catatau, by Paulo Leminski. The poet imagined a historical hypothesis: “And if René Descartes had come to Brazil of Maurício de Nassau?”. Played by João Miguel, the character goes through the tropics, wild and contemporary, under the influence of hallucinogens, investigating issues of geometry and optics in front of a world utterly strange.Read More »

  • Sandra Kogut – Três Verões (2019) (HD)

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    Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums (Regina Casé) relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way, in Sandra Kogut’s (Campo Grande) humorous and inventive episodic feature.

    Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé — star of The Second Mother and Me You Them — the latest feature from director Sandra Kogut is a brilliant comedy about gross class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted.Read More »

  • Nuno Leonel & Joaquim Pinto – Rabo de Peixe (2015)

    Rabo de Peixe is a fishing village in the Azores. Between 1999 and 2001, Joaquim Pinto and Nuno Leonel shot a documentary there about the disappearing traditional fishing methods. The TV channel which commissioned the film didn’t appreciate its critical attitude and broadcasted it only once, in a shorter version. In the meantime, the two directors move to the island, and the industrial fishing methods, supported by Community directives, shake the small village. Fifteen years later, they decide to re-edit the movie following their original intentions, keeping in mind the time that has passed and how their lives have been changed by that place and its inhabitants.Read More »

  • Affonso Uchoa – Sete anos em Maio AKA Seven Years in May (2019)

    Following the internationally acclaimed film ARÁBIA, Brazilian filmmaker A onso Uchôa presents his new take on social injustice. In the darkness of the night and lit only by a bonfire, a young man delivers a long, sickening confession of a traumatic experience he su ered seven years before. One night, when coming back home from work, he was surprised by a group of cops looking for him at his mother’s house. Taken for another man, Rafael dos Santos was persecuted and violently abused by the police. From that moment on, his life changed forever, as if that night never ended. Read More »

  • Pedro Chaskel & Luis Alberto Sanz – No es hora de llorar AKA It Is Not The Time To Cry (1971)

    Through the testimony of the victims of the Brazilian dictatorship, and the re-creation of the practices to which they were subjected, the torture suffered by the Brazilian political detainees in their country is denounced. Restored version.

    About the Work:
    Sanz commented in a 1971 interview that “he decided to work with Pedro Chaskel, because he saw that the realization would be an opportunity to ally the political vision of the Brazilian Armed Tactical Front fighters and the technical capacity of one of the best Latin American documentalists, so that both he and I could achieve the sole objective of being spokesmen for the Brazilian revolution “(Silva, Mariano, Ercilla No. 1898. Santiago, December 1971. pp. 72-73).Read More »

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