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CINEMA NOVO

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DIR Eryk Rocha | Brazil | 2016 | 90 min

Eryk Rocha, son of influential Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, crafts an impressionistic love letter to the Cinema Novo movement of the '60s and '70s with his latest film. Using footage from some of the most important films of the era, along with archival interviews, Rocha pays homage to filmmakers who challenged understandings of art in the face of dictatorship. Winner of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival's L'Œil d'Or documentary award. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

A dense archival essay on Brazil’s very own New Wave. [Cinema Novo took] Brazilian movies out of the studios and into the streets, capturing the vivid daily realities of a nation of contrasts—between rich and poor, land and sea, city and country, religion and sacrilege—in movies whose bristling black-and-white cinematography was about as contrast-y as you could get.
— The Hollywood Reporter