Cinema & Beyond
Latest Essays by Ela Bittencourt
QUIERÓS: “We all talked a lot about how we could make a film together that wouldn’t be “closed off,” beholden to the usual film grammar, according to which we feel that we need to explain Brazil to others, or to make a film about the periphery that shows it in predictable, easily discernible ways, or somehow induces our viewers to feel pity. I find this kind of moving-to-tears construction of the periphery to be particularly cowardly. And many Brazilian films follow precisely this construct.”
The entire interview is now up on Cineaste.