IDADE DA TERRA

V' 07

A IDADE DA TERRA

Alter der Erde

Glauber Rocha
Brasilien, 1980
150min,

A IDADE DA TERRA

Glauber Rocha
Brasilien, 1980
, 150min,

Cast: 
Darsteller Maurício do Valle
Jece Valadão
Norma Bengell
Tarcísio Meira
Antonio Pitanga
Ana Maria Magalhães
Danusa Leão
Geraldo Del Rey
Carlos Petrovich
Mário Gusmão
Glória X
Laura Y
u.A

Production: 
Glauber Rocha P.C.
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/Farbe

\"This film is both a portrait of Brazil and of myself\", stated director Glauber Rocha about his final film <![CDATA[<i>]]>A Idade da Terra<![CDATA[</i>]]>, in an interview shortly before his sudden death at 42 (in 1981, of pneumonia). \"Idade...\" is his artistic epitaph: here you'll find the best and worst of Glauber's exuberant, allegoric, compulsive, revolutionary, verbose, ambitious and very individual style. There is no story-line: it's a collage of long scenes (mostly improvised) with the purpose of \"reinventing Brazilian cinematic art, in the same way Villa-Lobos did with Brazilian music, Portinari and Di Cavalcanti did with Brazilian painting\". He called it an \"anti-symphony\", where cinematic \"noise\" and \"cacophony\" would be part of a revolutionary artistic style. He was outraged by the fact that mainstream cinema still followed 19th-century literary paradigms (the predominance of dialog, narrative and plot over formal experiments) and wanted the movies to \"finally enter the 20th century\", to be as ground- breaking as the modern painting movements.