The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Antes, o Verão
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.
Also screening on Wed 25 October
Now! Crime, politics and revolution in 1960s Brazilian cinema
Assault on the Pay Train (1962) – Wed 18 Oct, 7pm
Tocaia no Asfalto (1962) – Wed 18 Oct, 9pm
Antes, o Verão (1968) – Wed 25 Oct, 7pm
The Red Light Bandit (1968) – Wed 25 Oct, 8.35pm
A Rainha Diaba (1974) –Wed 1 Nov, 7pm
Macunaíma (1969) – 9.05pm
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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Australia's longest-running film society, Melbourne Cinémathèque screens significant works of international cinema in the medium they were created, the way they would have originally screened.
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