Norma Bengell and Jardel Filho in Antes, o Verão (1968)
Norma Bengell and Jardel Filho in Antes, o Verão (1968)
Antes, o Verão (1968)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Antes, o Verão

Gerson Tavares | Brazil | 1968 | Unclassified (15+)

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Wed 25 Oct 2023

This story of a marriage failing within the trapping of success is brought vividly to life by two of Brazilian cinema’s greatest actors, Jardel Filho and Norma Bengell. Structurally inventive, unsettling and demonstrating the clear influence of American film noir and European arthouse cinema, Tavares’ Rio de Janeiro-set film has attracted comparisons to the work of Resnais and Antonioni. Having been subject to considerable censorship on its release, this was thought to be a lost film until it was discovered and restored by archivist Rafael de Luna Freire.

Format: DCP
Language: Portuguese with English intertitles
Source: Rafael de Luna Freire
Runtime: 80 mins

Event duration

80 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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About the program

The 1960s was a time of great upheaval in Brazil, as it was the world over. During this rich cultural period cinema went through a moment of radical flux, as did music and the other visual arts. Shadowed by a decade of repressive dictatorship, censorship decrees, and an exodus of dissidents, many of the films produced experimented with narrative, design, collage and music...

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Now! Crime, politics and revolution in 1960s Brazilian cinema

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