Glauber Rocha films the funeral of his friend Di Cavalcanti, one of the most important Brazilian painters and artists of all time. The director/writer pays his tribute to Di by narrating an eloquent speech, referencing poets such as Augusto dos Anjos e Vinicius de Moraes, along with images of Cavalcanti's work and the funeral as well - with the latter event being a spur of the moment to the director who rushed with his camera to the place when he heard the news.
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This short/documentary is banned by Brazilian Justice, at the request of Di Cavalcanti's family. They say that Glauber wasn't respectful enough and turned Di's funeral into a carnival party. See more
Referenced in A Degola Fatal
A Floresta do Amazonas
Written by Heitor Villa-Lobos See more