IN THE INTENSE NOW

NO INTENSO AGORA

By João MOREIRA SALLES

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Documentary - Completed 2017

In the Intense Now speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. In this film-essay, scenes of China's Cultural Revolution are set alongside archival images of the events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and, to a lesser extent, Brazil.

Festivals
& Awards

Berlin IFF 2017
Panorama
Rio de Janeiro Film Critics Association 2017
Best director on Documentary in 2017
Rio de Janeiro Film Critics Association 2017
One of the 10 best Brazilian films in 2017
Sao Paulo Art Critics Association 2017
Best Brazilian Director of the year
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali 2017
Best Documentary
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2017
Special Prize
Cinéma du Réel 2017
Best Soundtrack
Cinéma du Réel 2017
Library Award
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 127 mn
    • Director(s)
    • João MOREIRA SALLES
    • Writer(s)
    • João MOREIRA SALLES
    • Producer(s)
    • Maria carlota FERNANDES BRUNO
    • Synopsis
    • Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, In the Intense Now speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. Scenes of China are set alongside archival images of the events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and, to a lesser extent, Brazil. In keeping with the tradition of the film-essay, they serve to investigate how the people who took part in those events continued onward after passions had cooled. The footage, all of it archival, not only reveals the state of mind of those filmed – joy, enchantment, fear, disappointment, dismay – but also sheds light on the relationship between a document and its political context. What can one say of Paris, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, or Beijing by looking at the images of the period? Why did each of these cities produce a specific sort of record?
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