Glauber Rocha films the funeral of his friend Di Cavalcanti, one of the most important Brazilian painters and artists of all time. The director/writer pays his tribute to Di by narrating an eloquent speech, referencing poets such as Augusto dos Anjos e Vinicius de Moraes, along with images of Cavalcanti's work and the funeral as well - with the latter event being a spur of the moment to the director who rushed with his camera to the place when he heard the news.
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It has been stated by Glauber Rocha that he started shooting the film on the same day Di Cavalcanti's death was announced, right after he found out about it. Only two hours after he woke up and read the newspapers. See more
Referenced in A Degola Fatal
A Floresta do Amazonas
Written by Heitor Villa-Lobos See more