Di Cavalcanti (1977)


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.

Director: Glauber Rocha.
Writers: Edison Brenner (annoucement of Di’s death), Augusto Dos Anjos (book), Frederico de Moraes (article), Vinicius de Moraes (book).
Stars: Joel Barcellos, Marina Montini, Antonio Pitanga, Glauber Rocha (narrator).

1977 Cannes Film Festival – Winner of the Jury Prize.
1977 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film.


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