Rua Aperana 52

  • 80'
  • Brazil
  • 2012
In his film Rua Aperana 52 Júlio Bressane describes the invention of a landscape, the topology of a corner of Rio de Janeiro. The film consists of a series of photographs taken between 1909 and 1955 by, among others, Bressane’s parents at and around the address used as a title. These are interlarded with scenes from films made between 1957 and 2005, bringing the total fictional time the film covers to almost a century; one hundred years in which the winding road featured in almost every shot structures the new landscape behind the Aperana, which means ‘wrong road’.
Rua Aperana 52 is autobiographical, as it is a landscape from Bressane’s youth, but it is also not so; it is more a multi-subjective mythology of a place seen through all those films and photographs. Bressane refers to his editing as an intuitive form of thinking aimed at evoking moods which make the viewer the new witness of the fictional landscape. A fiction about a fiction.
Director
Júlio Bressane
Premiere
World première
Country of production
Brazil
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
80'
Medium
Betacam Digi NTSC
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Júlio Bressane
Sales
Júlio Bressane
Screenplay
Júlio Bressane
Cinematography
David Pacheco
Editor
Rodrigo Lima
Sound Design
Aurélio Dias
Music
Guilherme Vaz, Livio Tragtenberg
Cast
Caetano Veloso, Fernando Eiras