In 1979, as Brazil endured troubled times amidst the Amnesty Law, Glauber Rocha participates in the program Abertura, for TV Tupi, in which he challenges a contradictory and erupting Brazil, full of utopias but always under the weight of century-old wounds. Forty years later, his daughter Paloma and partner Luís Abramo return to this recently restored material and counteract it with scenes from Glauber’s films – as well as against images from Brazil in 2018: a still troubled and contradictory country, which seems to chase the tail of its own history. (E. V)
Paloma Rocha, Luís Abramo
Paloma Rocha directed several documentaries about Brazilian personalities. At Tempo Glauber, she worked in audiovisual preservation and training, in addition to restoring and disseminating filmmaker Glauber Rocha’s collection in Brazil and abroad. She directed and produced Anabazys, with the World Première at the Venice Film Festival in 2007, the short film Gramatyka, which premiered at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, 2015. Between 2017 and 2019, she wrote, produced, and directed the series Antena da Raça for Cine Brasil TV; Antena da Raça - O Filme selected at Cannes Classics 2020 and Tentehar - Arquitetura do Sensível. Luís Abramo graduated in Design and began his career in 1983. He has served as director of photography for over 30 feature films, both fiction and documentaries. Movies: Police Romance, 2004; Não Se Pode Viver Sem Amor, 2010; Abrir o Armário (Dario Menezes and Luis Abramo, 2018); co-director alongside Rocha of the the documentary Antena da Raça (Official Selection Cannes Classics 2020) and Tentehar - Arquitetura do Sensível (2020).
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