Brazilian cinema experienced a renaissance during the 1990s, following a period in which that country's film industry was all but dead (just five films a year were produced under president Collor de Mello). This revival – the Retomada do Cinema Brasileiro – took place at several locations around the country. Passages focuses mainly on São Paolo and the north-eastern region, Pernambuco. A fruitful cultural cooperation grew up between these very different regions. Pernambuco's musical and oral traditions were given an audio and visual stage by filmmakers such as Marcelo Gomes and Claudio Assis, whose works have regularly screened at IFFR.

Through interviews with filmmakers (from Tata Amaral to Kleber Mendonça Filho) and an extensive selection of film and musical fragments, the makers show how cinema offers a unique vision of the country's political and social reality. Music in particular, "the greatest of the Brazilian arts", is of inestimable importance.

Screenings

  • Mon 27 Jan Cinerama 2
    With Q&A
    Tickets
  • Tue 28 Jan LantarenVenster 2
    With Q&A
    Tickets
  • Thu 30 Jan Cinerama 7
    With Q&A
    Tickets
Filmmaker
Lúcia Nagib, Samuel Paiva
Premiere
European premiere
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
94’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Lúcia Nagib
Sales
Lúcia Nagib
Writer
Lúcia Nagib, Samuel Paiva
Cinematography
Joyce Cury, Francisco Baccaro
Editor
Tatiana Germano
Production Design
Silvia Cristina Macedo
Sound Design
Francisco Mazza
Music
DJ Dolores, Maciel Salú