Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, one of the “fathers” of Cinema Novo, the movement that renewed Brazilian cinema at its roots, had become one of the “invisible masters” of the historic avant-garde. Under the guidance of Alice de Andrade, the young film-maker and daughter of Joaquim Pedro, 14 works constituting his entire cinematographic oeuvre have now been restored in the 2K format.

The most famous work remains Macunaìma, drawn from the homonymous novel, which inaugurated the “Tropicalist” movement and was presented at the Official Selection of the 1969 Mostra; along with this masterpiece, which appears experimental and surprising still today, to rediscover his 5 other feature-length films – from the exhilarating Garrincha, Alegria do Povo to the last O homem do Pau-Brasil – or his short films and documentaries, has proven to be a true revelation. For the first time in twenty years, light will be cast on the multifaceted work, suspended between allegory and realism, of one of the most original directors of modern twentieth-century cinema.

Feature-length films

  • Garrincha, Alegria do Povo(Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle, 1963) (documentary)
  • O Padre e a Moça (The Priest and the Girl, 1965)
  • Macunaíma (Jungle Freaks, 1969)
  • Os Inconfidentes (The Conspirators, 1972)
  • Guerra Conjugal (Conjugal Warfare, 1975)
  • O Homen do Pau Brasil (1981)

Short films

  • O Mestre de Apipucos (1959) (documentary)
  • O Poeta do Castelo (1959) (documentary)
  • Couro de Gato (1960)
  • CinemaNovo(1967) (documentary)
  • Brasilia, Contradições de Uma Cidade Nova (1967) (documentary)
  • Linguagem da Persuasão (1970) (documentary)
  • Vereda Tropical (1977)
  • O Aleijadinho (1978) (documentary)