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Brazil Brings the Legacy of its Cinema Novo to Berlin

August 13th, 2014
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News from Berlin - The masterpiece of the Brazilian genre Cinema Novo, Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Black God, White Devil) will be screened in the Brazilian Embassy on August 21st at 19.00. Brazil brings to the capital city of Germany its legacy and history through this film by Glauber Rocha, one of the best filmmakers of Brazil of all times.

However, apart from the film, the Embassy will invite Ava Rocha, the daughter of Glauber Rocha. She is a prolific musician and a filmmaker that will also take part of the Festival Wassermusik 2014. His father was the leader of the Cinema Novo, a film movement that focuses on social equality and intellectualism. This genre gains popularity during the 1960s and the 1970s and has its influences in the Italian Neorealism and the French Nouvelle Vague. Rocha stated once that “I am the Cinema Novo” (“Eu son o Cinema Novo”) as a sign that he was its founder and main artifice.

The film was nominated to the Palm d’Or in the Cannes Festival of 1964, and it is the story of Manuel (Geraldo del Rey) a farmer that is bad treated by his landowner. Therefore, he decides to kill him and escape from justice with his wife Rosa (Yoná Magalhães). They wander through the dry lands of the North of Brazil, trying to fight against the spiritual and physical terror that invades the country. There is a mixture of legends and traditional culture with violent scenes that try to show the reality of the 1940s.


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