Sog.: da un articolo di Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes. Scen., M., Mus.: Carlos Adriano. Prod.: Babushka. DCP. D.: 9’. Bn.
Found footage film. Poetry essay inspired by the article Very personal celebration by Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes (1916-1977), one of the founders of the Cinemateca Brasileira and a major champion for film preservation in Brazil.
In his last text, published posthumously, the author makes a critical assessment of his relations with brazilian cinema, drawing attention to the urgency of film preservation, in the face of countless films lost along time and on the margins of history.
The film Festejo Muito Pessoal recycles fragments of brazilian films (1924-1931) from the silent era quoted in Paulo Emílio’s article and of Jean Vigo’s films (Vigo was introduced into film history by the brazilian critic). The soundtrack brings songs recollected by the Mission of Folklore Research organized by poet Mário de Andrade in 1938.
This is a commissioned film for the celebration of Paulo Emílio’s centenary.
From: Carlos Adriano