Special Program
This special program spotlights at the works of innovative Brazilian filmmaker Joaquim Pedro de ANDRADE (1932-1988). 2008 marks the 100th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Brazil, and friendship between the two countries is thriving. This program will screen ANDRADE's films for the first time ever in Japan, where there are few opportunities to experience Brazilian cinema. In the 1950s and 60s, a new cinema movement influenced by Italian neorealism and the French Nouvelle Vague emerged in Brazil called Cinema Novo. ANDRADE was one of its exponents, along with Nelson Pereira dos SANTOS and Glauber ROCHA. In recent years these films have come to be reappraised internationally, and at the 2006 Venice Film Festival a specially compiled retrospective of digitally restored works drew attention to their unique style. This also screened at the New York Film Festival in 2007, and of these highly provocative masterpieces we present a diverse selection that includes features, documentaries and short films (five works in total).

About Digital Restoration of the Films of Joaquim Pedro de ANDRADE.
Joaquim Pedro de ANDRADE (PDF)

Joaquim Pedro de ANDRADE (1932-1988) Profile
Born in Rio de Janeiro on May 25, 1932. While in university, he organized a "cineclub" which engaged in screening films, critiques, and moreover, independent film production. After releasing two short documentaries in 1959, he directed "Cat Skin," an episode of the seminal Cinema Novo work, the film anthology "Favela Five Times" (61). After his first feature-length, narrative film "The Priest and the Girl" (65), his second film, "Macunaima" (69), enjoyed both critical and commercial success. Afterward, he was active in both narrative and documentary films. On September 10th, 1988, however, he died of cancer at the young age of 56. Over his lifetime, ANDRADE's filmography included 5 feature-length and 2 short narrative films and 7 short documentaries. A special retrospective of digitally restored works was put together at the 2006 Venice International Film Festival.
[A]= Yurakucho Asahi Hall, [C]= Cine Qua Non Yurakucho 1chome, [AF]= Athenee Francais Cultural Center
Macunaima Details
Macunaima 1969 / 105min.

22 (Sat.) 14:00 [A] / 12.6 (Sat.) 18:00 [AF]
Garrincha, Joy of the People Details
Garrincha, Joy of the People 1963 / 58min.

* screening with "Cinema Novo"

28 (Fri.) 14:10 [A] / 12.6 (Sat.) 13F30 [AF]
Cinema Novo Details
Cinema Novo 1967 / 30min.

* screening with "Garrincha, Joy of the People"

28 (Fri.) 14:10 [A] / 12.6 (Sat.) 13F30 [AF]
Conjugal Warfare (Guerra Conjugal) Details
Conjugal Warfare (Guerra Conjugal) 1975 / 88min.

* screening with "Cat Skin"

22 (Sat.) 21:15 [C] / 12.6 (Sat.) 15F40 [AF]
Cat Skin (Couro de Gato) Details
Cat Skin (Couro de Gato) 1960 / 13min.

* screening with "Conjugal Warfare"

22 (Sat.) 21:15 [C] / 12.6 (Sat.) 15F40 [AF]