2008. Brazil. Malu Mader, Mini Kerti. 98 min.
Introduced by Mader
Sunday, July 19, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
2008. Brazil. Written and directed by Malu Mader, Mini Kerti. “Contretemps” is defined as an unexpected circumstance or incident that obstructs or opposes the course of an event or a project; in music it is the weak beat of a bar. The film references both senses of the word as it follows a group of underprivileged youths whose musical talent may be their only chance to escape their harsh and predictable circumstances. Yet in spite of the high stakes at hand, the anticipated magical transformations do not always occur. New York premiere. 98 min.