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Pictures of Ghosts. 2023. Brazil. Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho. DCP. Courtesy Grasshopper Film. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 93 min.
Recife, capital of the state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil, has been the soul and inspiration for the films of Kleber Mendonça Filho, who previously captured its landscapes and essence in Neighboring Sounds (2012) and Aquarius (2016). His new documentary, Pictures of Ghosts, takes us to downtown Recife, which the director frequented in his youth, when it was home to palatial movie theaters and merry-making throngs. Now, as the center of city life has moved away and cinema culture has changed, what remains is ghostly remnants of the past and stories remembered by those who experienced its past glory. Using archival footage and old photos, Mendonça Filho simultaneously revives and bids farewell to a bygone era.