In the Intense Now
(No intenso agora)
At once melancholy, inspiring, and evocative.J. Hoberman, New York Review of Books
The most recent film by João Moreira Salles (our guest last April during our tribute to Eduardo Coutinho) portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s by examining the strikes of May 1968 in Paris and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia three months later, as well as a trip the filmmaker’s mother took in 1966 from Brazil, recently overtaken by a military regime, to China at start of the Cultural Revolution. Described by Variety’s Owen Gleiberman as “reminiscent of the films of Chris Marker, in that it’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic,” the film is composed entirely of home movies and archival footage.