Introduced by Laura Podalsky
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 presentations began unfolding across all the Wex's program areas in 2012, and will culminate in through 2014 with a major exhibition and documentary film series, a translation of film criticism, and complementary performing arts events. With Via Brasil, the Wexner Center strives to introduce our community to the unique and diverse cultural landscape that contributes to the increasing prominence of Brazil on the global arts scene.
“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.
$8 general public
VIA BRASIL MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Rohauer Collection Foundation
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR
THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council