The cinema of Eduardo Coutinho
Author: Lins, Consuelo
Source: Studies in Documentary Film, Volume 1, Number 3, December 2007 , pp. 199-206(8)
Abstract:Filming the word-in-act, the present events and the characters' uniqueness without proposing explanations or solutions, such are the principles of Eduardo Coutinho's cinema, plus another in his more recent works: filming in a demarcated space, in a specific favela (Santa Marta, Parque da Cidade, Babilnia), a garbage dump (Boca de Lixo), or an apartment building (Edifcio Master). Spatial geography became essential to Coutinho's films, which imposes certain lines on what is to be filmed, immediately accentuating the immanent nature of the images produced by this film-maker. These principles make Eduardo Coutinho's cinema one of the present, but an impure present, not only that of actuality, but of remembrance or evocation.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Publication date: 2007-12-19
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