V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Antonio das mortes

V' 17

Antonio das mortes

Glauber Rocha
Brasilien, 1969
95min, Ome/fU

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Antonio das mortes

Glauber Rocha
Brasilien, 1969
, 95min, Ome/fU

Actors: 
Maurício do Valle
Antonio das Mortes
Odete Lara
Laura
Othon Bastos
teacher
Screenplay: 
Glauber Rocha
Sound: 
Walter Goulart
Camera: 
Affonso Beato
Editor: 
Eduardo Escorel
Composer: 
Marlos Nobre
Decoration: 
Glauber Rocha
Costume: 
KostümHélio Eichbauer
Paulo Lima
Glauber Rocha
Paulo Gil Soares

Production: 
Mapa Filmes
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The story of Antonio das Mortes: A land baron (the Colonel) hires him to reestablish order in the region of Sertão. He is supposed to kill the rebel leader of a band of famished landless peasants. But after fulfilling his contract, Antonio switches sides and turns against the Colonel and his men.
To me, ANTONIO DAS MORTES embodies an innovative, revolutionary form of cinema, a new way of filmmaking (in terms of both production and style) that opens up wonderful perspectives to us. It is a political, a poetic and existentialist cinema, a “total” cinema in some ways, in which social battles are fought amidst myths and folk songs just like in this modest opera.
I never discussed this film, or Glauber Rocha, with Hans but immediately thought of him for this tribute. The film allows me to pay homage to Hans, his curiosity for the world and the cinema here and elsewhere, his boldness and the support he was able to give me. (Alain Guiraudie)

In the presence of Alain Guiraudie.
With V’05-TRAILER: INCENDIARY CINEMA by Ken Jacobs

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