'The Sand Rose' (1989) & 'Jaime' (1974)
Monday, July 9, 2012
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
Portuguese Film Screenings
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$9 general; $8 students and seniors; free admission to all UCLA students with valid I.D.; $10 online advance purchase.
Los Angeles Filmforum members receive two for one admission at the Billy Wilder Theater box office!
The UCLA Film & Television Archive celebrates the films and legacy of pioneering Portuguese filmmakers António Reis and Margarida Cordeiro.
'The Sand Rose' (1989): Marking a stylistically and philosophically turn away from the earlier features, 'The Sand Rose' is Rei's and Cordeiro’s most abstract, conceptual and literary work. The film’s collage structure gathers texts from multiple sources—including Kafka and Montaigne—and crafts a world of theatrical artifice far from the documentary inspired naturalism of Ana and Trás-os-Montes. Reis and Cordeiro’s least known film has lingered in obscurity and never recovered from the unfairly negative reviews that resulted in its severely limited release. Reis died less than two years later, just as he and Cordeiro were about to begin an ambitious adaptation of Juan Rulfo’s "Pedro Parámo."
35mm, color, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 95 min.
Preceded by 'Jaime' (1974): While working at Lisbon’s famed Miguel Bombarda sanatorium, psychologist Margarida Cordeiro discovered a series of arresting drawings by a recently deceased former patient and paranoid schizophrenic named Jaime Fernandes. Keeping a respectful yet never tentative distance from the asylum world as a realm of unfathomable mystery, Reis and Cordeiro linger over Fernandes’ drawings, assembling a profoundly moving portrait of a gifted artist and powerful emblem of Portugal’s virtual imprisonment during the repressive Salazar regime.
35mm, color, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 35 min.
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