SEM ESSA, ARANHA
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(NO WAY, SPIDER)
Dir. Rogério Sganzerla, 1970
96 min. Brazil
In Portuguese with English subtitles.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 – 10 PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 - 10 PM
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16 – 7:30 PM with Q&A from film scholar Richard Peña
“In my films the actors contribute with a new style of interpretation , of disincorporation, a new technique of reinvention” - Rogério Sganzerla
“You have to sin twice for the planet not to turn upside down!”
A radical masterwork composed of unrehearsed long takes and destructive spontaneity told through a loose-narrative which follows “a banker, who lives dangerously”. It is a work of great intensity depicting beauty as vulgar and performance as self-possessed and Brechtian. Emblematic of the cinematic instability inherent to Sganzerla’s cinema, SEM ESSA, ARANHA unleashes a freer and more open perspective of space, body and language.