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Acácio de Almeida

by José Neves
The first cinematographer whose name i memorized was Acacio de Almeida, while many others who later i came to know by heart had come before him but just had, yet, not inhabited me. The main film responsible for this was “Silvestre” by César Monteiro, incidentally, the inaugural film in several respects: the extraordinary filmography of that director; the entrance in a wonderful “cinema-other”; the intrinsic perception between cinema and theater (and painting, and image, and poetry) and, of course, Acacio de Almeida. I was then 19/20 years and now that I have not, i still have them, the cinematographer and the director. And the cinema that… Read more

The first cinematographer whose name i memorized was Acacio de Almeida, while many others who later i came to know by heart had come before him but just had, yet, not inhabited me. The main film responsible for this was “Silvestre” by César Monteiro, incidentally, the inaugural film in several respects: the extraordinary filmography of that director; the entrance in a wonderful “cinema-other”; the intrinsic perception between cinema and theater (and painting, and image, and poetry) and, of course, Acacio de Almeida. I was then 19/20 years and now that I have not, i still have them, the cinematographer and the director. And the cinema that they opened me.

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