The range of boundary-pushing works in Brazilian film has had few parallels in recent years, with filmmakers such as Kleber Mendonça Filho, Gabriel Mascaro, Karim Aïnouz, Juliana Rojas, João Dumans, and Affonso Uchôa radically revising the world’s understanding of their national cinema. Veredas: A Generation of Brazilian Filmmakers will showcase work from a vast and influential generation that is indelibly leaving its mark on the local and international film circuit. These often subversive films challenge boundaries of genre, form, gender, class, race, identity, and even how films are distributed. All of these changes can be attributed to the radical decentralization of Brazilian film production, which is no longer confined to the major cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Veredas highlights this cinematic new wave and presents a vision of Brazil that is at long last reflective of the country’s continental diversity.
Organized by Mary Jane Marcasiano and Fabio Andrade. Co-presented with Cinema Tropical. Special thanks to the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.