NELSON PEREIRA DOS SANTOS – VIDA DE CINEMA(NELSON PEREIRA DOS SANTOS - A LIFE OF CINEMA)
For six decades, the cinema of Nelson Pereira dos Santos has projected Brazil into the eyes of the world.
Precursor of Cinema Novo, Nelson was, more than a director, an ideologue, a thinker of his country.
At the Cannes Film Festival, Vidas Secas, Azyllo muito Louco and O Amuleto de Ogun competed for the Palme d’Or. Who is Beta?, Comme c’est bon mon petit français and Mémoires de prison took part in the Directors’ Fortnight. In 2012, Music According to Tom Jobim was screened during a tribute session dedicated to The filmmaker.
Directed by Aída Marques and Ivelise Ferreira, Nelson Pereira dos Santos “A Life of Cinema” shows us the man behind the camera. Through his legacy it is possible to ser all the richness of Brazilian culture reflected.
Year of production: 2023