Definitely part of the rebirth of Brazilian Cinema
KENOMA is one of the films that is fueling the rebirth of Brazilian cinema. The other user comment states that better than I can. But, KENOMA is one of over 40 top of the line full feature films made in Brazil last year, and one of the best. Walter Salles(CENTRAL STATION) was relatively unknown though his previous film was a European co-production starring Fernanda Torres (Montenegro's daughter) but not released in North America and Europe. Then, virtually overnight, he (and his former leading lady's mother) became synonymous with Brazilian cinema with CENTRAL STATION's hype. A similar fate is equally deserved by KENOMA. Since 1996, a Brazilian film has competed for the foreign language film Oscar every year. KENOMA could be the next one (though it faces stiff competition from what we are seeing coming out of Brazil now). This film tells a simple, timeless story: the dream of building a machine of endless motion, that continues generating movement pertually. This quixotic story takes place in the small town of KENOMA, and the chaos caused by our hero's pursuit of his "impossible dream" defines the film's plot.
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