Belair

  • 80'
  • Brazil
  • 2009
The Brazilian production company Belair, ironically named after a district in Los Angeles near Hollywood, produced several unusual and often experimental films in the 1970s. With many shots from these films and other archive footage, this documentary unfolds the eventful story of Brazilian counterculture at that time.
Julio Bressane, one of the founders of Belair, watches his old films and provides a commentary with still-living actors and crew members in a cinema in Buenos Aires. Many of his films and those of his kindred spirits were banned by the dictators in Brazil. Excerpts from one of the clandestinely made films are shown for the first time in nearly forty years in Belair. The archive footage perfectly reflects the mood of the era, with passionate and heated discussions about politics, nationalism, art and film. Belair was co-directed by Julio Bressane's daughter Noa.


Directors
Bruno Safadi, Noa Bressane
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Brazil
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
80'
Medium
35mm
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Bruno Safadi
Production Company
TB Produções
Sales
TB Produções
Cinematography
David Pacheco, Lula Carvalho
Editor
Rodrigo Lima
Production Design
Bruno Safadi, Noa Bressane
Sound Design
Aurélio Dias
Music
Belair
Cast
Helena Ignez, Rogério Sganzerla, Júlio Bressane
Website
http://www.filmebelair.blogspot.com