Brazil 2016, 90 min
A poetic essay which explores one of the most important cinematographic movements in Latin-America through the thoughts of its main auteurs, and fragments of their work. The film immerses itself into the creative adventure of a generation of filmmakers that invented a way to make cinema in Brazil – with a political attitude, combining art and revolution – and hoped for a type of cinema that took the streets along with the Brazilian people.
Born in Brazil in 1978, Eryk Rocha grew up living throughout Latin America with his parents and filmmakers Paula Gaitán and Glauber Rocha, one of the founders of the Cinema Novo movement. He went to EICTV Film School in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, where he shot his first feature ROCHA QUE VOA in 2002. The film was selected in Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam and Havana Film Festivals, amongst others. It won Best Film at the É Tudo Verdade Film Festival in Brazil, also winning awards in Argentina and Cuba. It was followed by QUIMERA, which was selected in the short official competition in Cannes in 2004. His second feature, INTERVALO CLANDESTINO (2006), won a Special Jury Mention at the Guadalajara IFF. He followed it with PACHAMAMA in 2010, selected to more than 20 festivals and winner of Best Film at the Cineport IFF. His first feature fiction, PASSERBY, came out in 2011 and was invited to Telluride, Biarritz, Istanbul, and Vancouver IFF. It was chosen as Best Film of the Year according the Brazilian Critics’ Association and accumulated 25 awards internationally. JARDS, his 2013 feature doc, won Best Director at the Rio IFF and was invited to be part of New Directors/ New Films in New York, as well as IndieLisboa and Mar del Plata IFF. His sixth feature, SUNDAY BALL (2015) was invited to London IFF, CPH:DOX, MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, and Mostra de Sao Paulo. His latest film, the doc-essay CINEMA NOVO, won the Œil d’or Prize for Best Documentary at the Cannes IFF in 2016.
Karaman Cinema, Monday 12/9, 18:45