Barravento (The Turning Wind) 1962 by Glauber Rocha
AFG presents at the Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
October 3 – 31, 2017 Program
GLAUBER ROCHA: A Generation of Wild Dreams
The series is presented in association with the Brazilian Embassy in Yerevan.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 20:00
BARRAVENTO (The Turning Wind)
1962, Brazil, 78 min, Drama, DVD*
Director: Glauber Rocha
Stars: Antonio Pitanga, Luiza Maranhão, Lucy de Carvalho
Shot in 1959 and completed in 1961, Baravento was Rocha’s first full-length film. A fiction documented à la Rouch, the action is located in a fishing village. There is the question of superstitions at the service of characters who maintain oppression over the whole village, and tortuous paths for in secouer the joug. Clearly inspired by Eisenstein, in its lyrical aesthetic and political educational aims, this film marks a powerful debut but also provides a glimpse of the themes and an ambition that the future work would develop more fully and with a more specific writing style.
* DVD is contributed by the Brazilian Embassy in Yerevan
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.
* DVDs for the program are from Khachatur Aloyan’s private collection (USA).