A VIDA É ESTRANHA

by Mossa Bildner, Glauber Rocha
A VIDA É ESTRANHA

Informations

Nation: Brazil

Year: 1975

Length: 39'

33° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

A journey to Morocco, to Essaouira. A slow, vacation pace. A man is with his fiancée; he has an 8mm movie camera. Forty years later, glimpses of intimacy in the life of Glauber Rocha emerge thanks to the images of Mossa Bildner.

Director

Glauber Rocha

Glauber Rocha

Glauber Rocha (Vitória da Conquista, Brazil, 1939 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981) was one of the fathers of Cinéma Nôvo, a film movement that started breathing new life into Brazilian cinema in the Sixties. His opus includes features like Black God, White Devil (1964), Entranced Earth (1967), and Antonio das mortes (1968, Palm d’Or in Cannes for Best Director). His work was connected to the tales and traditions of Brazil, it was combined with his expressive research, his political activism against capitalism and the cultural homologation of his country. During the Seventies, he traveled and worked around Africa and Europe, collaborating also with Carmelo Bene, among others.

Filmography:
Mossa Bildner, Glauber Rocha
A Vida É Estranha (mm, 2015).

Mossa Bildner

Mossa  Bildner

Mossa Bildner (New York, NY, USA) grew up in Rio de Janeiro where she was exposed at an early age to an eclectic musical education, which included violin, guitar, and ballet. Mossa graduated from Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome in 1983 in opera performance. She has performed at the English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, and Scottish National Opera, as well as in Marseilles, Monte Carlo, Bari, Vicenza, Verona, Vienna, Salzburg, and spent two years at the Augsburg Opera House as a member. In the 1970s she was the companion of Glauber Rocha, one of the main protagonists of the great season of Brazil’s Cinéma Nôvo, who died in 1981 at only forty-two years of age.

Filmography:
A Vida É Estranha (mm, 2015).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Mossa Bildner, Glauber Rocha
sceneggiatura, fotografia, interpreti/screenplay, cinematography, cast
Mossa Bildner, Glauber Rocha
scenografia/production design
Pedro Giongo
suono/sound
Alexandre Rogoski
produttori/producers
Aly Muritiba, William Biagioli


contatti/contacts
Mossa Bildner
bildner.mossa@gmail.com

Director statement

“Actually, I don’t consider myself a ‘real’ film maker at all. By training and vocation I am a musician and performace artist, although the time I spent with Glauber widened the horizons of my aesthetic eye. Life Is Strange is the title Glauber and I gave to this little 8mm film, made in Essaouira. Neither one of us expected anyone to see it but our friends. Basically this was a ‘family vacation’ home movie. A hippy sojourn in the age of ‘peace and love.’ After forty years of hanging on to the footage while living in four different continents, it has been a revelation to see these amazing images brought to life again through the wizardy of technology. The addition of my soundtrack with music by Gnawa musicians and my own Voice and Free Improvisations has made this a true synergistic melding between Glauber’s camera work and my music.”

Synopsis Learn more

A journey to Morocco, to Essaouira. A slow, vacation pace. A man is with his fiancée; he has an 8mm movie camera. Forty years later, glimpses of intimacy in the life of Glauber Rocha emerge thanks to the images of Mossa Bildner.

Director All about direction

Glauber Rocha

Glauber Rocha

Glauber Rocha (Vitória da Conquista, Brazil, 1939 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1981) was one of the fathers of Cinéma Nôvo, a film movement that started breathing new life into Brazilian cinema in the Sixties. His opus includes features like Black God, White Devil (1964), Entranced Earth (1967), and Antonio das mortes (1968, Palm d’Or in Cannes for Best Director). His work was connected to the tales and traditions of Brazil, it was combined with his expressive research, his political activism against capitalism and the cultural homologation of his country. During the Seventies, he traveled and worked around Africa and Europe, collaborating also with Carmelo Bene, among others.

Filmography:
Mossa Bildner, Glauber Rocha
A Vida É Estranha (mm, 2015).

Mossa Bildner

Mossa  Bildner

Mossa Bildner (New York, NY, USA) grew up in Rio de Janeiro where she was exposed at an early age to an eclectic musical education, which included violin, guitar, and ballet. Mossa graduated from Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome in 1983 in opera performance. She has performed at the English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, and Scottish National Opera, as well as in Marseilles, Monte Carlo, Bari, Vicenza, Verona, Vienna, Salzburg, and spent two years at the Augsburg Opera House as a member. In the 1970s she was the companion of Glauber Rocha, one of the main protagonists of the great season of Brazil’s Cinéma Nôvo, who died in 1981 at only forty-two years of age.

Filmography:
A Vida É Estranha (mm, 2015).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Mossa Bildner, Glauber Rocha
sceneggiatura, fotografia, interpreti/screenplay, cinematography, cast
Mossa Bildner, Glauber Rocha
scenografia/production design
Pedro Giongo
suono/sound
Alexandre Rogoski
produttori/producers
Aly Muritiba, William Biagioli


contatti/contacts
Mossa Bildner
bildner.mossa@gmail.com

Director statement Read more

“Actually, I don’t consider myself a ‘real’ film maker at all. By training and vocation I am a musician and performace artist, although the time I spent with Glauber widened the horizons of my aesthetic eye. Life Is Strange is the title Glauber and I gave to this little 8mm film, made in Essaouira. Neither one of us expected anyone to see it but our friends. Basically this was a ‘family vacation’ home movie. A hippy sojourn in the age of ‘peace and love.’ After forty years of hanging on to the footage while living in four different continents, it has been a revelation to see these amazing images brought to life again through the wizardy of technology. The addition of my soundtrack with music by Gnawa musicians and my own Voice and Free Improvisations has made this a true synergistic melding between Glauber’s camera work and my music.”