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  • 93 min
  • Brazil
  • Documentary
  • 9 years
  • 3 Screenings
Pictures of Ghosts3
Pictures of Ghosts1

In this personal documentary, the Brazilian filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho returns to his hometown of Recife. Time has changed, people have passed away, and many of the local cinemas have closed down. By delving into the cinematic ruins of the city, memories of a bygone era are awakened, and the director reconstructs his own subjective map of the city.

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Kleber Mendonça Filho is perhaps best known for the cult film Bacurau (2019), but in Pictures of Ghosts, he explores a completely different cinematic form and theme.

This film is an essayistic love letter to both Recife and the magic of the cinema, which become inseparably linked. It is a "must-see" for all cinephiles.


Tuesday 05. march 14.00 14.00 Cinemateket
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Thursday 07. march 18.15 18.15 Prinsen 4
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Saturday 09. march 12.15 12.15 Prinsen 4
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Director Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO
Year 2023
Length 93 min
Country Brazil
Language portuguese
Subtitles english