Today at BFI “South American Renaissance”: Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures (Trailer)

12/08/2010 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures
Two intrepid travellers sell aspirin in rural Brazil in the 1940s.
12 Aug 18:30
15 Aug 20:40

Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures
The 1940s. Johann, a German escaping the World War, is selling aspirin in rural Brazil – and showing movies on a portable projector to attract the punters. On his travels he encounters a local, Ranulpho, and offers him a job as his assistant. Together they bicker, laugh, share stories and slowly disclose information about their lives. Gomes’ assured road movie is a handsomely shot study of an unlikely friendship in compromised times.
Director Marcelo Gomes
Cast Peter Ketnath, João Miguel
Country Brazil
Year 2005
Running time 99min

Entry filed under: BRAZILIAN CINEMA, EXHIBITIONS, FILM FESTIVALS, LATIN AMERICAN FILM. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , .

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