U.S. Premiere of PARAGUAY WAR, Thursday, December 12 at Anthology Film Archives
A film by Luiz Rosemberg Filho
(Guerra do Paraguay, Luiz Rosemberg Filho, Brazil, 2016,
80 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)
The last feature film by the late Brazilian director Luiz Rosemberg Filho, a key figure of the Cinema Marginal movement whose work has been little seen in the United States, is a lyrical allegory about a bloody war, in which past and present, and barbarism and art, collide.
The film follows a soldier coming home from the Paraguay War—the infamous conflict fought from 1864-1870 between Paraguay and the triple alliance of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, notable as one of the bloodiest episodes in South American history—who runs into a contemporary theater troupe. Shot in black and white, Rosemberg Filho’s Paraguay War is an astonishing tour de force on the persistence of life past destructive masculinity.
Thursday, December 12, 7:15pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street), New York City
(212) 505-5181 / www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
Tickets available at the box office the day of the screening only.
Presented as part of
If You Can Screen It There:
Premiering Contemporary Latin American Cinema,
co-presented by Anthology Film Archives and Cinema Tropical.
Programmed by Matías Piñeiro and Carlos A. Gutiérrez.