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Nelson Pereira dos Santos

A cinema of the people

Nelson Pereira dos Santos is the first book in English to provide a full critical discussion of the films of Latin America’s most important living director. A leader of the Cinema Novo movement, dos Santos is responsible for some of Brazil’s most socially important and artistically engaging movies.

Through a discussion of his films, Darlene J. Sadlier chronicles the filmmaker's epic career—his leftist-committed cinema, his concern with the national and the popular, his chameleon style, and his links to canonical Brazilian literature. She charts his moves from neo-realism to Godardian experimentation to a kind of popular realism and includes two highly informative interviews that reveal dos Santos’s cultural, intellectual, and philosophical formation.


"An important contribution to the better understanding of Brazilian issues in North America, and it is also an important source for anyone interested in world cinematography."--Labour

“An absolutely enjoyable and enlightening read. Through excellent contextualization and deft use of critical sources, Sadlier offers a series of cogent and insightful views of one of Brazil’s most important contemporary film auteurs.”--Marvin D’Lugo, author of The Films of Carlos Saura: The Practice of Seeing and Guide to the Cinema of Spain


Darlene J. Sadlier is a professor emerita of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University and the author of Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present.

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