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Film Festival Reports

PINGYAO 2019: MASTERCLASS WITH KLEBER MENDONCA FILHO

Por Mónica Delgado

In conversation with Desistfilm, the artistic director of Pingyao International Film Festival, Marco Müller, remarked that one objective of the event is to approach Latin American cinema to an audience that knows little about what’s happening in the region.

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En español

PINGYAO 2019: MASTERCLASS DE KLEBER MENDONCA FILHO

Por Mónica Delgado

En conversación con Desistfilm, el director artístico del Festival Internacional de Cine de Pingyao, Marco Müller, indicó que es un objetivo del evento acercar el cine latinoamericano a un público que conoce poco sobre qué viene pasando en la región.

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Cannes

CANNES 2019: BACURAU BY KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO AND JULIANO DORNELLES

By Mónica Delgado

Bacurau arrived to Cannes’ oficial competition with high expectations after its predecessor Aquarius. Both films not only share Sonia Braga but also explore the social diversity through the radiography or the allegoric framework. However, Bacurau goes beyond and marks a different tone. It could be seen as a new chapter in the filmography of Kleber Mendonça Filho, which blurs the already known style of the filmmaker.

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Cannes

CANNES 2016: AQUARIUS DE KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO

Por Mónica Delgado

Aquarius muestra a un Kleber Mendonça Filho distinto al que aparece en O som ao Redor, sobre todo porque evita ser más compleja en su propuesta y se orienta por una puesta en escena casi lineal, que busca ser ante todo el retrato directo de una mujer de 60 años en el Brasil actual.

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Main Articles

CONDEMNATIONS AND ATTACKS: THE ANGRILY ANESTHETIZED WORLD OF CASA GRANDE

By Victor Bruno

Casa Grande follow the path opened by Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds: it is an arrogant and resentful work disguised as sociological essay made by an individual that, coming from the exact place where the film takes place (literally, since Fellipe Barbosa, the director, lived in the same house that acts as stage for much of this picture and studied in the same school, the Colégio São Bento, in Rio de Janeiro, as does his star), intents to attack by all means the place where he was born, grew up and lives today. Not satisfied, the film also attacks the people who are from there, too. And for Barbosa there is an aggravating: one of his targets is his own family.

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