(80‘, documentary, 4K, color, Brazil, 2020)
Written and directed by: CÉSAR MENEGHETTI
produção / produzione / production RENATO CIASCA e BETO BRANT
montagem / montaggio / editing WILLEM DIAS
fotografia / fotografia / photography EUGENIO BARCELLONI
música / musica / music ANDRÉ WHOONG / BENOIT PIOULARD
som direto / fonico / sound LEONARDO MAGARA
montagem do som / montaggio del suono / sound editing PEDRO NOIZYMAN
diretora de produção/direttore de produzione/production designer ROBERTA CANEPA
Produced by DRAMA FILMES
Co-production: CASADEFORÇA PRODUÇÕES CINEMATOGRÁFICAS
WITH ADRIANO APRÀ, BETTINA BEST WINDELSCHIMDT, BRUNO TORRI, DAVIDE MAGARA, ETTORE ROSBOCH, FIORELLA GIOVANELLI AMICO, GAIA CERIANA FRANCHETTI, GISELA GETTY, GIORGIO GINORI, ITALO MOSCATI, LUIZ MARIA “EL CACHORRO” OLMEDO, MARCO BELLOCCHIO, MARIO GIANNI, MARCO GIUSTI, MIMMA NOCELLI, PIA CANDINAS, ROBERTO PERPIGNANI, ROBERTO SILVESTRI, SIMONETTA LUX, SILVANO AGOSTI. In Archive GLAUBER ROCHA, JULIET BERTO, BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI, GIANNI AMICO, MARCO TAMBURELLA, CARMELO BENE, MACKAY TAYLOR, JIRGES RISTUM, TONY SCOTT, CRISTIANA TULLIO ALTAN, SYLVIE PIERRE, GIANNI BARCELLONI, METKA KOSAK, LOUIS VALDON, FRANCESCO SERRAO, YVONNE TAYLOR, MOUNE JANET, ANNA CARINI, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, ROBERTO ROSSELLINI.
Pesquisa / research / ricerca e roteiro CÉSAR MENEGHETTI Research Collaboration ROBERTA CANEPA / ELISABETTA PANDIMIGLIO (Itália) JULIANA GOMES ROCHA / PEDRO PAULO LIMA ROCHA (Brasil) câmera EUGENIO BARCELLONI / PIETRO DAVIDDI operatore drone GIANMARCO GABRIELE câmera adicional CÉSAR MENEGHETTI / RENATO CIASCA montagem adicional / design CÉSAR MENEGHETTI assistente de montagem BARBARA ROMA FADIL / JÚLIO CÉSAR GONÇALVES stills LUISA GALDO / MARIO GIANNI colorista JOSÉ FRANCISCO DA SILVA controller DENISE RICARTE contador JOEL DE SOUZA ROCHA advogada LUCIANA FREIRE RANGEL direitos COPYRIGHTS CONSULTORIA estúdio de som ARTERIA – São Paulo finalização DOT – São Paulo vídeo rental equipment MARVIN FILM di Giacobbe Gamberini – Roma audio rental equipment LAMBDA S.R.L. – Roma Transporte VERONIKA BRYANTSEVA RIM-EXCURS PLUS – Roma Trattoria DA LUIGI di Gerardo Nardiello – Roma Áudio descrição CAKI FILM – SP Tradução FLÁVIA COUTO
GLAUBER, CLARO composes the portrait of the greatest exponent of Brazilian cinema of all times, Glauber Rocha, in his Italian experience in parallel with his penultimate movie CLARO (1975). This documentary brings back Rocha and his generation through memories by friends, collaborators and people who loved him, from his exile years to his rage against the Venice Festival in 1980’. Rocha hated or glorified, made an essential contribution for the cinema worldwide, made the art of cinema to go forward because only people crazy enough to believe that they can change the world, can really do it.
GLAUBER, CLARO is a creative documentary that composes a portrait of the greatest and most original exponent of Brazilian cinema of all times, Glauber Rocha, in his Italian experience. Glauber lived in Italy on several occasions, where having created and written several projects there. In 1975, in Rome, he shot one of his last feature films, CLARO (35mm, 110′, Italy) produced by Marco Tamburella. The director declares: “I want to see clear the contradictions of the mythological cradle of Western civilization. I want to make a Brazilian vision of Rome, or rather a testimony by the colonized on the land of colonization.”
40 years later, GLAUBER, CLARO chases Rocha’s experience in Italy through fragments of his Roman film CLARO, unpublished archival images and a collage of testimonies by those who have known him closely: fraternal friends, film critics, collaborators, and loved ones. Cinema, militancy, utopia, flow, movement, history, revolution turned into cinematographic art are the main topics we approach in this documentary. But State and censorship, media and culture, capitalism and humanism, post-colonialism and migration, are further issues addressed. A parallel between the socio-political context of 1975 with current reality is necessarily made, thus leading to a comparison between contemporary Italy and Brazil, the utopia of the 1970s and today’s dystopia.
Glauber Rocha supported an increasingly radical idea of cinema making while the world went in another direction. He, however, realized it too late. One year before his premature death at the age of 42, he had one of his deepest disappointments at the 1980 Venice Film Festival. Glauber leaves us a strong legacy, praised by international cinematography, despite being increasingly forgotten in the Brazilian panorama, where the lack of historical memory is a recurring practice. Dreamer, misfit, sweet, crazy, generous, rebellious, visionary and troublemaker – a man who had a different perspective of things, that saw beyond his present time and space, who did not bow to the rules and did not respect the status quo. Hated by some and glorified by others, considered either a madman or a genius, his essential contribution for the art of cinema worldwide cannot be ignored. His cinematography deserves to be remembered and unknown episodes should not be forgotten. Glauber Rocha, in an international scale, honoured Latin American filmmakers as few did. He helped cinema to go forward. Because only people who are passionate and crazy enough to believe that they can change the world, are the ones who can really do it.
ABOUT THE FILM CLARO
With Rome as its backdrop and Roman culture as its target, CLARO is a documentary-manifesto film or avant-garde cinematographic project that brings together several aspects of fiction. CLARO has neither narrative plot nor traditional structure as it mixes opera, documentary, improvisation, performance as well as various formats of personal intervention of the director in the film.Filmed in only two weeks in Rome with the Italian cult theatre director Carmelo Bene, the jazz clarinettist Tony Scott and the famous French nouvelle vague actress Juliet Berto, this irreverent and provocative film is one of the most authorial by Glauber.