Swirl

Film/Video
Swirl

Swirl

Image courtesy of Urban Distribution

Swirl

Swirl

Image courtesy of Urban Distribution

Swirl

Swirl

Image courtesy of Urban Distribution

Swirl

Swirl

Image courtesy of Urban Distribution

Swirl

(Clarissa Campolina, Helvécio Marins Jr., 2011)

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, Mar 14, 2013 7 PM

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)

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.)