110 Great Directors: Glauber Rocha

“The camera is an object that lies.”


What Got This Director Here?
: Early work + Age of the Earth.

My Favorite Past Experience Was…: N/A.

What Did I Watch: Age of the Earth.

Where Does He Fit: Why is Age of the Earth so little seen? Glauber Rocha’s finale is a fantastic entrance, with bright colors and political fury blurred together in a series of sequences that may not make much logical sense, but you can feel it. He claimed you could put the sequences in any order, and he was probably right, but he picked the right way to start this movie off, with the sun rising as we go through a mad jungle celebration that turns into the Carnival…then we see the man himself talking about politics, and we can free associate as necessary. It’s mad and wonderful.

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Most Valuable Asset: Connection to his country.
Most Excited For: Black God White Devil.
Did They Deserve a Spot?: Seems like they did.

Coming Up Next: Mikio Naruse, Japanese dramatist.

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