Brazilian director Mário Peixoto’s fascination with an evocative André Kertész photograph was the catalyst for this avant-garde masterpiece—his only completed film. The elements of the narrative—a man and two women adrift in a small boat—are secondary to the visual poetry of this haunting work.
Special support provided by Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
Live Music by the Matti Bye Ensemble
The Matti Bye Ensemble seeks that magical, emotional alchemy between music and images, playing a wide variety of instruments that include piano, glockenspiel, violin, musical saw and percussion. It is led by award-winning film composer Matti Bye, who has been the Swedish Film Institute’s resident silent-movie pianist since 1989. Joining Bye this year are Helena Espvall and Laura Naukkarinen.
Image credit: Pamela Gentile