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<Do Not Use> Cavalcanti

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One of the most talented craftsmen of his era, Alberto Cavalcanti was an almost contradictory figure: a Brazilian who made the majority of his films in Britain (including with the recent retrospective subject Ealing Studios!) and France, and initially known for his avant-garde and documentary talents he soon turned commercial filmmaking. And yet, from these three eclectic films—which range from being an unpredictable wartime thriller to a stellar Dickens adaptation—it’s not hard to see that he never turned his back on originality and was foremost committed to making truly adventurous cinema.

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