Lincoln Center and Cinema Tropical for Veredas: A Generation of Brazilian Filmmakers onDecember 6th to 11th.
Veredas: A Generation of Brazilian Filmmakers will showcase work from a vast and influential generation that is indelibly leaving its mark on the local and international film circuit.
The series, which features 10 U.S. premieres, includes Karim Aïnouz’s haunting melodrama Invisible Life, which won the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard award; the urgent Seven Years in May, Affonso Uchôa’s highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Araby (ND/NF 2017); and Júlio Bressane’s surrealist delight Bedouin, which follows a couple’s role-playing game oferotic fantasy.
Other standouts include Gabriel Mascaro’s sensual sci-fi drama Divine Love, set in a future where Brazil is a fully Evangelical nation; Adirley Queirós’sdebut feature Is the City Only One?, a fiction/documentary hybrid that delves into the lives of people in Ceilândia, the impoverished satellite city of the nation’s capital, Brasília; and a free talk on theimplications of current political, social, and economic development for Brazilian film with Mascaro, Gabriel Martins and Maurillo Martins (In the Heart of the World), and more to be announced. Programmed by Mary Jane Marcasiano and Fabio Andrade.
Special Discount: Enjoy $3 off tickets to Veredas: A Generation of Brazilian Filmmakers — tickets just $12 (orig. $15). To redeem, select the desired showtime at filmlinc.org and enter VEREDAS19 in the promo code field (on the upper right next to view cart).
Special Opening Night Cocktail Party with NOVO FOGO.
FREE Panel discussion Saturday 130pm: Join series co-programmers Fabio Andrade and Mary Jane Marcasiano for a free panel discussion with filmmakers Gabriel Mascaro (Divine Love), and Gabriel Martins and Maurillo Martins(In the Heart of the World).They will trace and examine how the work of the filmmakers spotlighted in this series has emerged from a constellation of industrial circumstances, economic forces, technological developments, and sociopolitical tensions in Brazil.
2019,Brazil70 min.Portuguese with English subtitles.
A documentary-style portrait of middle-aged Marcelo, who, between coffee and hookups, monologues on a wide variety of topics. Screening withNoirblue:Displacements of a Dance, in which dancer and multimedia artist Ana Pi reconnects with her African ancestry through choreographic gestures.
Juliana Rojas,2014. Brazil, 85 min Portuguese with English subtitles.
Necropolis Symphony, a sly and sinister comedy-horror-musical about an apprentice gravedigger, marked director Juliana Rojas as a filmmaker to watch. Screening with Swinguerra, which traces a cultural map of Brazil through dance rehearsal in a school gym.
Tiago Mata Machado,2018. Brazil,112 min.Portuguese with English subtitles.
Ruiz and L. are members of a suicidal, nihilistic group that operates underground in a city consumed by chaos and violence in filmmaker, critic, and visual artist Tiago Mata Machado’s fragmented post-apocalyptic portrait.
Affonso Uchôa,2019,Brazil,42 min.Portuguese with English subtitles.
Reflecting the storytelling and style of his previous film Araby, Affonso Uchôa’s Seven Years in May is a poetic and political fable structured around the often unheard words of Brazil’s working class. Screening with Ava Yvy Vera: The Land of the Lightning People.
Brazil’s OSCAR Submission by Karim Aïnouz, Cannes Award winning - INVISIBLE LIFE
Karim Aïnouz,2019,Brazil/Greece,139 min. Portuguese and Greek with English subtitles.
Q&A with Karim Aïnouz.
The winner of the Un Certain Regard award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and Brazil’s submission for this year’s Oscars, Invisible Life is a tropical melodrama by Karim Aïnouz (Madame Satã) about inseparable sisters raised, like all women of their generation, to be essentially invisible in the eyes of Brazilian society. An Amazon Studios release.
2016,Brazil, 75 min.Portuguese with English subtitles.
Life and art, light and dark, despair and desire, poetry and pathos, tenderness and conflict freely intermingle in cinema marginal master Julio Bressane’s elegant and surrealist mosaic about a man and a woman who surrender themselves to a strange role-playing game. Screening with Kbela, an audiovisual experience about a black woman’s being and becoming.