(Re)Discoveries: New Restorations, New Prints – LIMITE

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Revered as perhaps the greatest Brazilian film ever produced, Brazilian novelist Mario Peixoto’s lone film is deeply expressionistic, created following a trip to Europe where the writer immersed himself in the work of directors Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau, among others. Peixoto’s fever dream concerns three lost souls marooned on a boat; through flashbacks, he pieces their stories together via a burst of beautifully rippling, surreal tableaux that recall Luis Buñuel. Profoundly silent after Hollywood and Europe had long since moved to sound filmmaking but featuring music by modernist composers Satie, Debussy, and Stravinsky, LIMITE is “a glorious film, a work of exquisite, handcrafted visual beauty that exceeds its reputation.”—Kent Jones. (114 min.)

Restored by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project in collaboration with the Cinemateca Brasileira with funding provided by Doha Film Institute, Qatar Airways, Qatar Museum Authority and Cartier. Restoration carried out at Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory and Cinemateca Brasileira.


LIMITE screens Saturday, September 12 at 7pm and Sunday, September 13 at 4:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our (Re)Discoveries: New Restorations, New Prints series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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