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Memórias do cárcere |Prison Memories

Brazil, Drama, 1984   
174 min, 35mm, Color  
Portuguese with English subtitles 

Regal Metropolitan 14
Tuesday, April 22, 3 PM
All audiences

Several men in a prison cafeteria

Memórias do cárcere is based on the diary of author Graciliano Ramos, an important figure in 20th-century Brazilian literature.  In 1936, the openly leftist Ramos was arrested without being charged during the repressive and dictatorial administration of President Getulio Vargas.  Winner of the International Critics’ Prize at Cannes in 1984, the film chronicles a year in the life of a Marxist protagonist who is imprisoned with no explanation, transferred to a correctional facility, and later sent to an isolated penal colony. Memórias do cárcere is considered an homage to the many who have suffered and struggled during military dictatorships. -JCRR, Cine Las Americas

Producers: Lucy Barreto, Luiz Carlos Barreto, Maria da Salete, Nelson Pereira dos Santos   
Production Companies: Embrafilme, Luiz Carlos Barreto Produções Cinematográficas, Regina Filmes   
Screenwriters: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Graciliano Ramos (novel)   
Cinematographers: José Medeiros, Antonio Luis Soares
Editor: Carlos Alberto Camuyrano           
Cast: Carlos Vereza, Glória Pires, Nildo Parente, José Dumont, Wilson Grey, Jofre Soares, Fábio Barreto, Ligia Diniz, Marcus Vinícius

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