Cinema, literature and landscape: a talk with Marília Rocha

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The Brazilian filmmaker Marília Rocha

At 6 p.m. on May 16 at the Casa de América, Brazilian filmmaker Marília Rocha will precede the screening of her film Aboio (2005) with a talk on her vision of the relationship between cinema, literature and landscape. The attempt to depict the "spirit of place", made up by a topology tied to the things and people in a space and time; hardships shown and hidden in the landscape, and the fictions that inhabit it.

From a project already under way, Marília Rocha will open a conversation with the audience in Madrid about how cinema might depict the landscape and its social histories, recognizing its role as an integral part of the process of literary creation. The residue of each universe that gets left in the other, that which remains and is not erased in spaces and texts, and our presence in the world.  Admission will be free until full capacity is reached.

Marília Rocha lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In addition to the aforementioned film Aboio (2005), she has also made A falta que me faz (2010) and A cidade onde envelheço (2017). Retrospectives of her work have been held at such festivals as Visions du Réel in Switzerland, the Ourense International Film Festival and the Semana dos Realizadores in Río de Janeiro.