Via Brasil Film Series: "Southwest"
Via Brasil Film Series: "Southwest" |
The debut film by Eduardo Nunes, who spent the past decade raising the money to make the movie, Southwest is one of the most distinctive features of the past year.
The film won the Special Jury Prize, the Best Cinematography Prize, and the International Federation of Film CriticsÕs FIPRESCI Prize at the 2011 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. Creating a dreamlike atmosphere through rich black-and-white photography, an extremely wide aspect ratio, and entrancing long takes, Southwest tells a folktale-like story about a woman whose entire life seems to pass in one day. The title indicates the otherworldly setting of the film because the southwest of Brazil doesnÕt exist. The mythical realm exists in a space somewhere between the Hungarian films of Bˇla Tarr and the novels of the Bront‘ sisters. (127 mins., 35mm)
|Date and time:||December 7, 2012|
|Location:||Wexner Center Film/Video Theater|
|Event category:||Wexner Center|