A Velha a Fiar

Illustration of the old popular song of the Brazilian countryside, using types and customs of the old farms in decline.



  • 18 Mar, 19:30
    Cine Jaguar
  • 19 Mar, 14:30
    Cine Jaguar


  • Cast
    Matheus Collaço
  • Photography
    José de Almeida Mauro


  • Humberto Mauro

    Humberto Mauro

    Filmmaker born in Minas Gerais (30/4/1897 - 5/11/1983). He is the most famous director of cinema's early days in Brazil. Born in the city of Volta Grande, Humberto Mauro Duarte still as a child, moves to Cataguases, where he gets involved with amateur theater. Attends the first year of engineering in Belo Horizonte, while working at the State Official Gazette. In the 20s, meets the photographer Peter Comello, who will be his early career companion. In 1925 shoots his first film, "Valadião, O Cratera". The duration of the film was five minutes. In Cataguases employs minimum technical equipment and uses family members instead of professional actors. There he shoots "Na Primavera da Vida" (1926), "Tesouro Perdido" (1927), "Brasa Dormida" (1928) and "Sangue Mineiro" (1929). He moves to Rio de Janeiro in 1930, where he shoots, among others, "A Voz do Carnaval", that marks the debut of Carmen Miranda in movies. In 1933 finishes "Ganga Bruta", considered his best work. In 1936 starts to work for the National Institute of Educational Cinema, producing and directing 240 documentaries. Receives in 1970 the Golden Owl of the National Institute of Cinema, for lifetime achievement. His last film, "Carro de Boi"(1974), deals with children and youth. After 1967 he moves back to Minas Gerais, where he died.

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