Country: Brazil
Year: 1977
Duration: 18'

The room where the body of the famous Brazilian painter, Di Cavalcanti, was lying in state is an opportunity for a discussion on Brazil and on cinema.


film director

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.


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


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Glauber Rocha.
Director of photography: Mário Carniero, Nonato Estrela.
Editor: Roberto Pires.
Text: estratti di Vinicius de Morais, Augusto dos Anjos, Frederico de Moraes, Edison Brenner.
Narrazione: Glauber Rocha.
Music: Pixinguinha, Villa-Lobos, Paulinho da Viola, Lamartine Babo, Jorge Ben.
Cast: Joel Barcelos, Marina Montini, Antonio "Pitanga" Sampaio.
Production company: Embrafilme.