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The CineSesc Retrospective Has Arrived!

The CineSesc Retrospective Has Arrived!


Sesc São Paulo shows the 24th Retrospective of Brazilian Cinema, with a selection of award-winning titles, which premiered in the last 12 months

The 24th Retrospective of Brazilian Cinema will present to the public a selection of national productions commercially released between November 2022 and October 2023. It will run through to January 11th, 2024. It is the opportunity to see or review recent and award-winning Brazilian films at events in Brazil and abroad. The exhibition takes place in a hybrid format, with in-person sessions at Cinesesc and free online programming for all of Brazil on the Sesc Digital platform.

Curated by filmmaker and film association Clementino Junior journalists and film critics Luciana Veras and Bruno Carmelo, and the CineSesc team, the exhibition will consist of 65 films, 46 feature films, and 19 short films.

Tickets are on sale at the CineSesc box office and on the website sescsp.org.br/cinesesc
Online films are available for free, which started 7/12, at sescsp.org.br/cinemaemcasa

Among the highlights of the fiction, “Noites Alienígenas”, by Sérgio de Carvalho, follows the lives of three young people, childhood friends, who live on the outskirts of Acre and meet again in the city of Rio Branco in a tragic context of the arrival of criminal factions from Rio Branco. southeastern Brazil in the Amazon. The film won the Best Director award at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival and was the big winner at the 50th Gramado Film Festival, with awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor.

The drama “Paloma”, by Marcelo Gomes, winner of the award for Best Fiction Feature Film and Best Actress for Kika Sena at the Rio Festival, tells the story of a trans woman farmer from the backlands of Pernambuco who dreams of getting married in a church, with veil and garland. For “Carvão”, Carolina Markowicz received the award for Best First Film at the Brazilian Cinema Grand Prix with the story of a family in the interior of Brazil who strives to take care of their patriarch and has their life transformed with the arrival of a nurse who offers them a deal. The film also won the awards for Best Screenplay, Art Direction, and Atrocious Supporting Role at the Rio Festival.

Among the documentaries are “Retratos Fantasmas”, representing Brazil in the dispute for a place at the Oscar for Best International Film at the 2024 Oscars, and a love letter from filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho to the street cinemas of Recife, his hometown. In “Elis & Tom, Só Had de Ser com Você”, directors Roberto de Oliveira and Jom Tob Azulay tell the behind-the-scenes of the partnership between the two MPB icons. The production won the award for Best Brazilian Film at the 46th São Paulo International Film Festival.

Nominated for the Brazilian Cinema Grand Prix and winner of the Best Documentary award by the public at the 49th Sesc Best Films Festival, “Clarice Lispector – The Discovery of the World”, by Taciana Oliveira, creates a poetic seam, based on unpublished interviews and conversations with friends and family, about the life and work of Clarice Lispector, one of the most important writers in Brazilian literature.

Clarice Lispector – The Discovery of the World”, by Taciana Oliveira | Disclosure

Also during the Retrospective, Cineclubinho takes place, which in the first week brings the short “Amei Te Ver”, by Ricardo Garcia, about a little deaf boy who falls in love with a blind girl. And the feature film “Um Filme De Cinema”, by Thiago B. Mendonça, plays with metalanguage for children to understand. There will be three meetings, free for children up to 12 years old, along Retrô, showing the quality of Brazilian children’s cinema. Great opportunity for families to make the cinema an unforgettable experience.

The online programming also follows Retrô from 7/12, with 6 films shown for free throughout the country on the Sesc Digital platform. With weekly premieres, the titles are available in the Cinema #EmCasaComSesc series. Among the titles arriving this week are “Aldeotas”, directed and written by Gero Camilo, “Na Rédea Curta”, by the duo Ary Rosa and Glenda Nicácio, and “As Quatro Irmãs”, an essayistic documentary by Evaldo Mocarzel about Vera Holtz and your family memories. Check the full schedule and availability period for each film.

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