Ela Bittencourt Interviews Adirley Quierós: Locarno Film Festival

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.


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