Four films by and about Carlos Reichenbach, a key figure in the Brazilian 'Marginal Cinema' of the 1960s and 1970s. Presented in partnership with Doclisboa.


In October, Doclisboa, in partnership with Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema, presented a rare complete retrospective of the Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Reichenbach, one of the protagonists of Brazilian Marginal Cinema. This important film movement, along with Cinema Novo, originated in the 60s from São Paulo’s slum Boca De Lixo, at the height of the military dictatorship’s repression, as a response to the instability experienced in the country. You can now access two films from this retrospective, along with two documentary portraits of Reichenbach and his work.

Carlos Reichenbach, one of the most important avant-garde authors of his generation, explored different genres and aesthetics between thriller, porn and experimental cinema. Its stylistic heterogeneity was essential to preserve creative freedom dealing with the socio-political and economic situations, defining cinema as a gesture of revolt against the established world.

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