• Eduardo Coutinho. Retrospectiva

    Category

    • Other
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    FEB 23 to APR 12, 2013

    Event Location

    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS

    52 Santa Isabel Street
    Madrid
    Spain

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    Information

    Eduardo Coutinho (São Paulo, 1933) is an essential name in Latin American documentary film. His work is shaped by political issues but manages to avoid propaganda, as he addresses the everyday lives and the subjectivities of marginal majorities with a sensibility not altered by melodrama. Coutinho has performed his professional activity in several fields, including law, theatre, and both print and television journalism. His first contact with film occurred when he was the editor of the magazine Visão. His work with the television staff of Globo Repórter, for decades the most popular documentary program in Brazil, enabled him, despite the censorship in place at the time, to conduct in-depth documentation on numerous topics: the drought and the harshness of agricultural work, the banditry plaguing the north-eastern part of the country, the lives of public figures, such as Colonel Teodorico Bezerra and the painter Cándido Portinari, among others.


    After the success of his documentary Cabra marcado para morrer (1984), highly praised by critics all over the world (and the winner of the Grand Coral, the top prize at the Havana Film Festival as well as the Golden Toucan in Río de Janeiro), Coutinho left the staff of Globo Repórter to work in the production of video documentaries and to write scripts for series made by TV Manchete. At the same time, he made his own documentaries, creating works such as O Fio da Memória which, coinciding with the centennial of the abolition of slavery, analyses the presence of black people in Brazilian culture and history. Other films of his include Boca do Lixo, Santa Marta-duas semanas no Morro, O Jogo da Dívida and Romeiros do Padre Cícero. Starting in 1999, Coutinho returned to feature-length films in digital video (later transferred to 35 mm) and he directed films such as Santo Forte, Babilônia 2000, Edifício Master, Jogo de cena and As Cançoes.


    Coutinho's cinema has been defined by Consuelo Lins from the perspective of "the ethics of cruelty" but not in the sense of maintaining or showing suffering, but rather in that of rejecting complacency in his relationship with the subjects or situations he shows throughout his filmmaking career.
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    Eduardo Coutinho. Masterclass.
    Presented and moderated by Sergio Oksman
    Date: February 22nd
    Place: ECAM (Calle Juan de Orduña, 3. Ciudad de la Imagen. 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid)
    Time: 12 noon

    Cabra marcado para morrer
    1984, colour/BW, 116’. Screening format: 35mm and DVD
    Dates: February 23rd* & March 11th
    *February 23rd: Encounter with Eduardo Coutinho and Berta Sichel
    Place: Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    Santa Marta – Duas semanas no morro
    1987, colour, 54’. Screening format: DVD
    &
    Boca do Lixo.
    1993, colour, 49’. Screening format: Blu-ray
    Dates: February 27th & March 20th
    Place:Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    Santo Forte
    1999, colour, 49’. Screening format: DVD
    Dates: March 1st and March 21st
    Place: Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    Babilônia 2000
    2000, colour, 80’. Screening format: DVD
    Dates: March 2nd & April 1st
    Place: Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    Edifício Master
    2002, colour, 110’. Screening format: DVD
    Dates: March 6th & April 3rd
    Place: Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    Peões
    2004, colour, 85’. Screening format: DVD
    Dates: March 7th & April 4th
    Place: Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    O Fim e o Princípio
    2005, colour, 110’. Screening format: DVD
    Dates:March 9th & April 5th
    Place:Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    Jogo de Cena
    2007, colour, 106’. Screening format: DVD
    Dates: March 13th & April 6th
    Place:Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    Moscou
    2009, colour, 78’. Screening format: DVD
    Dates:March 15th & April 8th
    Place: Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time: 7 p.m.

    As Cançoes
    2011, colour, 94’. Screening format: DVD
    Dates: March 16th & April 12th
    Place:Sabatini Building, Auditorium
    Time:7 p.m.


    Distributed by: :
    Videofilmes, Brasil
    35 mm copy of Cabra marcado para morrer from the Cinemateca Brasileira

     

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