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Passages to reality: the case of Brazilian cinema

Nagib, L. (2020) Passages to reality: the case of Brazilian cinema. In: Realist Cinema as World Cinema: Non-Cinema, Intermedial Passages. Film Culture in Transition. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, pp. 173-198. ISBN 9789048539215

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To link to this item DOI: 10.5117/9789462987517_ch07


Chapter 7 addresses the utilisation within film of art forms such as painting, theatre, poetry and music as a bridge or a ‘passage’ to political and social reality. Rather than focusing on individual artists and films, the chapter addresses a national phenomenon, more specifically, selected works by filmmakers from the states of São Paulo (Beto Brant and Tata Amaral) and Pernambuco (Cláudio Assis/Hilton Lacerda, Paulo Caldas/Marcelo Luna), in Brazil, who over the years have bridged across their regions’ very different social history and geographic situation by means of a shared artistic and political platform. Their films commingle in the desire to reassess questions of national identity and social inequality through an enhanced commitment to realism at the point of production.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:86249
Additional Information:This chapter accompanies the film 'Passages - travelling in and out of film through Brazilian geography'. See Related URL.
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press


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