Monday, February 06, 2012

Cleopatra

Recently I have been thinking about Julio Bressane's Cleopatra (2007).  It's a film with a rare kind of tone throughout: it's absorbing and erotocomic, and in its imagination of antiquity it sits somewhere between Straub-Huillet and Fellini.  It looks both lavish and barebones.  Below are some stills to whet your appetite.  (H/t MA.)





4 comments:

Filipe Furtado said...

I always thought Cleopatra was like a Frank Tashlin social comedy done as a Straub-Huillet historical film. A comedy about civilization done in a tone that is very unique brazilian I guess.

Zach Campbell said...

It's a measure of how Facebook has changed - or warped? - the way I navigate Internet content that my first instinct was to "like" your comment, Filipe!

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