Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment - from mild nearsightedness to total blindness - discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the ...
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Following a newspaper ad, ordinary women tell part of their life stories to director Eduardo Coutinho, which are then re-enacted by actresses, blurring the barriers between truth, fiction and interpretation.
The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years, but they do not understand and respect the feelings and view point of the partner. ... See full summary »
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »
Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
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Cássia Kis Magro
In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »
Nineteen people with differing degrees of visual impairment - from mild nearsightedness to total blindness - discuss how they see themselves, how they see others and how they perceive the world. Writer and Nobel laureate José Saramago, musician Hermeto Paschoal, filmmaker Wim Wenders, blind Franco-Slovenian photographer Evgen Bavcar, neurologist Oliver Sacks, actress Marieta Severo, blind city councilman Arnaldo Godoy, among others, make personal and surprising revelations about various aspects of vision - the physiological working of the eye; the use of glasses and what it means about personality; the meaning of seeing or not seeing in a world saturated by images; and, also, the importance of emotions in transforming reality if, that is, there is such a thing common to all. Unusual images, of burning trees or empty deserts, link the interviews, which vary from deep to funny to poetic. Written by
Janela da Alma : an excellent documentary film from Brazil about eyes.
I got a chance to see this film in 2002 at New Delhi during International Film Festival of India 2002.It was on that occasion that I also got a chance to interact with Joao Jardim about his film.It is through eyes that we experience all the good things in life.Our lives would really be meaningless if we don't have eyes or if we are not able to see properly."Janela da Alma" is a marvelous documentary film from Brazil which discusses the important topic of "importance of eyes in the lives of human beings".What makes this intimate documentary worthwhile is its description about eyes both from scientific as well as cultural perspective.Joao Jardim and Walter Carvalho who have made this film show the interviews of various important personalities of cinema in order to let them speak about eyes.We get a chance to see important people related to the field of cinema such as Wim Wenders, Agnes Varda,Jose Saramago and Olivier Sachs.If you are looking for a different kind of documentary film,Janela da Alma would easily be your best choice.
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