The most legendary and unseen silent film in Brazilian history evokes the theme of three shipwrecked people, two women and a man adrift in a small boat on the open sea. Peixoto’s technique was influenced by the legacy of French avant-garde films.
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Even harder to follow than A Page of Madness, and a bit like homework. But use your eyes: the imagery is not simply beautiful, but evocative, a stream of visual cues about painful entrapment set against a natural world that feels boundless. Each reeling shot—which direction is up?—feels both inscrutable and deliberate. Tack on another star if you, unlike me, think obscure poetic narrative is why god invented cameras.
They amazingly-not-vanished-into-the-ether LIMITE is a real cinematic UFO, God bless it. One of those movies - and one from what were still the anything-seems-possible early days - that seems to have been hatched in the head of a visionary, independent of obvious influence. That being said: the origination of the film in a magazine photo Peixoto saw in Paris in '29 does speak to a presiding air of Frenchness.
You're right, it's almost 2 hours.
An evidence of its poor reputation is that in 1960 G. Sadoul reached Rio, in his Brazilian trip, only to see this film. But he couldn't see it because it was undergoing restoration, that lasted two decades
Considerado o melhor filme brasileiro de todos os tempos, é um mergulho profundo nos questionamentos e angústias dos homens. Mostra a história de 3 pessoas q estão à deriva num barco, e fazendo um retrospectiva de suas vidas. O filme é cheio de metáforas e simbolismos q mexem muito c a gente. MUITO BOM!!!