2011. Brazil. Eduardo Nunes. 128 min.
New York premiere
Friday, January 18, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
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.