2011. Brazil. Eduardo Nunes. 128 min.
New York premiere
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
2011. Brazil. Directed by Eduardo Nunes. With Simone Spoladore, Raquel Bonfante, Julio Adrião. On her deathbed, a young woman named Clarice gives birth to a baby girl, also christened Clarice by an attending bruxa (witch). Spirited away to a remote marsh village set on stilts, the infant is replaced that very day by a young girl, also named Clarice. As the other inhabitants of the village experience a day like any other, Clarice lives her whole life in the span of 24 hours—yet (as the film’s vast black-and-white panoramas suggest) even a lifetime so compressed remains impossible to fully grasp or contain. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 128 min.