TORQUATO NETO - TODAS AS HORAS DO FIM / TORQUATO NETO - EVERY HOUR OF THE END
(Eduardo Ades, Marcus Fernando, Brazil, 2017, 88 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)
Torquato Neto (1944-1972) lived ruptures passionately. Engaged on multiple fronts - in film, music, and journalism - the poet from the far-northeastern state of Piauí partook faithfully in the revolution that changed the course of Brazilian culture in the 1960s and 70s. Neto was one of the most active thinkers and lyricists of the Tropicália movement, a partner of Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Jards Macalé. Through producing and partaking in marginal art forms, Neto radicalized his performances and cultural criticisms alongside such figures of Brazil’s counter-culture as Waly Salomão, Ivan Cardoso, and Hélio Oiticica. Finally, he ruptured with his own life - committing suicide on his twenty-eight birthday.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.