Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  90 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Color
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Cinema Novo

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An intricately edited documentary composed of film clips from the major works of the Brazilian 'Cinema Novo' movement and period interviews with its leading filmmakers.

Cinema Novo

CINEMA NOVO is a film essay that poetically investigates the eponimous Brazilian film movement, the most prominent in Latin America in the past century, through the analysis of its main auteurs: Nelson Pereira do Santos, Glauber Rocha, Leon Hirszman, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Ruy Guerra, Caca Diegue, Walter Lima Jr, Paulo Cesar Saraceni, among others.

'An impressionistic homage to the movement that changed Brazilian film forever.' - Variety

'A dense archival essay on Brazil's very own New Wave. [Cinema Novo took] Brazilian movies out of the studios and into the streets, capturing the vivid daily realities of a nation of contrasts-between rich and poor, land and sea, city and country, religion and sacrilege-in movies whose bristling black-and-white cinematography was about as contrast-y as you could get.' - The Hollywood Reporter

'If ever a filmmaker was destined to compile a love letter to the new wave of cinema that swept through Latin American in the 1960s and 1970s, it's the son of CINEMA NOVO co-founder Glauber Rocha ... A rich viewing experience.' - ScreenDaily


** Best Documentary, Cannes Film Festival
** AFI Latin American Film Festival
** Porto Film Festival, Portugal
** Brasilia Film Festival, Brazil
** Rio Film Festival, Brazil
** Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina
** Forum des Images, France


Main credits

Rocha, Eryk (film director)
Dahl, Diogo (film producer)

Other credits

Montagem, Renato Vallone.

Distributor credits

A film by Eryk Rocha

Docuseek2 subjects

Film History
Cultural Anthropology
Latin American History
Documentary Films
Graphic Design
Latin American Studies

Distributor subjects

Cinema Studies
Cultural Anthropology
Latin American Studies


Brazil; cinema history; rocha; novo; glauber; eryk rocha; "Cinema Novo"; Icarus Films; Nelson Pereira do Santos; Glauber Rocha; Leon Hirszman; Joaquim Pedro de Andrade; Ruy Guerra; Caca Diegue; Walter Lima Jr; Paulo Cesar Saraceni;

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