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The golden age of Brazilian cinema: Cinema Novo

A documentary directed by .

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Cin­ema Novo, born at the end of the 1950’s, ranked Brazil­ian cin­ema among the world’s great­est mod­ern pro­duc­tions. Five film­mak­ers of this period remem­ber this adven­ture, which gave Brazil­ian cin­ema an iden­tity of its own. They recount how, notwith­stand­ing the con­ser­v­a­tive soci­ety, they over­came all finan­cial, tech­ni­cal and polit­i­cal obsta­cles. They invented a new film expres­sion and cre­ated a typ­i­cal Brazil­ian cin­ema. As a con­clu­sion to the film, two young film­mak­ers evoke the tremen­dous influ­ence of Cin­ema Nova on their generation.

The struc­ture of the film relies on the pro­tag­o­nists’ dif­fer­ent tes­ti­monies. As Cin­ema Novo did in its time, it is try­ing to ques­tion the links between cre­ation, the his­tory of a coun­try and its soci­ety at a par­tic­u­lar moment. Through the exam­ple of Brazil­ian movies the film also tries to under­line how uni­ver­sal this ques­tion is.


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