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July 22, 2020

Episode 477: Macunaíma (1969)

Guest Co-Hosts: David Kittredge, Chris Stachiw

Cinema Novo month continues with a look at Joaquim Pedro de Andrade's Macunaíma (1969). Based on the 1928 Modernist novel of the same name by (no relation).

Some see the Cinema Novo movement ending around 1967 while others say that it simply entered another phase. Regardless, Macunaíma is unlike any other movie we’ve discussed this month so far and it might be in the running as a favorite film overall. It’s wild, colorful, and filled with enough subtext to choke a horse.

Chris Stachiw and David Kittredge join Mike to discuss this wild tale of jungle and urban life in Brazil in 1969.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Macunaima on Blu-Ray
Buy Macunaima by Mario de Andrade
Read a review of Macunaima at Shock Cinema magazine

"Macunaima" - Iara Rennó


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