Found Memories

Film/Video

Images courtesy of Film Movement

Found Memories - Trailer

Found Memories

Introduced by Laura Podalsky

Via Brasil Film Series

Brazil’s contributions to the fields of music and dance are known throughout the world. But other than the occasional breakout hit, such as Black Orpheus, Central Station, or City of God, Brazilian cinema rarely receives the level of attention in North America that it deserves. This series offers you an extraordinary opportunity to tour the unique and diverse cinematic and cultural landscape that contributes to the increasing prominence of Brazil on the global (and local) scene.

Via Brasil

Via Brasil is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 7 PM

“A confident and impressive first feature! Offers a sweetly seductive form of intoxication.”—Hollywood Reporter

Set in a rural Brazilian village that time forgot, Found Memories is a charming and moving contemporary folktale in a magical realist vein. Madalena’s life consists of long-established routines: baking bread in the morning, writing letters to her long-dead husband at night. When a young photographer arrives at her remote village, she forms a bond with Madalena and the town’s other elderly survivors. The photographer then becomes a bridge between the past and the present, sight and memory, and lost and found. (98 mins., 35mm)

Laura Podalsky, an associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, introduces the screening.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)