Film Society's Marian Masone sat down with "Jards" actor Jards Macalé and director Eryk Roch to talk about the origins of the film, the process of creation, and state of Brazilian music today.
About the film:
The celebrated composer and musician Jards Macalé is in the recording studio where director Eryk Rocha captures him in a wide variety of poses and states of creating, imaginatively varying style and shooting formats. Fashioning an intimately attuned portrait of an artist, Rocha uses his camera as an instrument to riff with Jards in a poetic exchange between images and music. The repetitive, time-stopping process of rehearsal and the flow of energy between the two art forms create an elegiac vision of the creativity of some of Brazil's most beloved singers and musicians
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