(Clarissa Campolina, Helvécio Marins Jr., 2011)
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 is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil made possible in part by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This beautiful portrait of rural life in Brazil fuses fiction and documentary as it centers on Batsu, an 81-year-old woman trying to start over after her husband’s death. Swirl uses the lives of its nonprofessional cast and the histories of their village as starting points for an entrancing exploration of tradition and contemporary life, reality and dream, and life and death. (90 mins., 35mm)
$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