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Joaquim Pedro de Andrade: The Complete Films

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Genres: Comedy, Drama
Director: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
Plot Synopsis:

Joaquim Pedro de Andrade was one of the most important figures in the Cinema Novo movement that transformed Brazilian cinema in the 1960s and ‘70s. Kino Classics is proud to present his complete films on Blu-ray, restored in 2K. Hailing from a culturally prominent family in Rio de Janeiro, Andrade grew up in close contact with some of the country’s greatest artists, writers, and scholars. Abandoning his university education to pursue filmmaking, he would soon find himself at the heart of the proliferation of formally and politically audacious filmmaking that comprised Cinema Novo. Like those of his fellow Cinema Novo-associated filmmakers, such as Glauber Rocha and Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Andrade’s films combined a sophisticated, modernist formal approach with an uncompromisingly political, often outrageous, and uniquely Brazilian sensibility that makes his work every bit as vital today as it was in the 1960s and ‘70s.


BOX SET CONTENT:

Feature Films

Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle (1963)
The Priest and the Girl (1966)
Macunaima (1969)
The Conspirators (1972)
Conjugal Warfare (1974)
The Brazilwood Man (1982)

Short Films

The Poet of the Castle (1959)
The Master of Apipucos (1959)
Cat Skin (1962)
Improvised and Purposeful [Cinema Novo] (1967)
Brasilia: Contradictions of a New City (1967)
The Language of Persuasion (1970)
Tropical Lane (1977)
The Little Cripple (1978)

  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 25th, 2018
    Movie Release Year: 1959
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Kino
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:3-Disc Set
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Special Features:Booklet essay by film critic Fábio Andrade.