Director: Glauber Rocha Run Time: 78 min. Release Year: 1962 Language: Portuguese
Starring: Aldo Teixeira, Antônio Pitanga, Lídio Silva, Lucy de Carvalho, Luiza Maranhão
One of the most influential Brazilian filmmakers and icon of Cinema Novo – Glauber Rocha’s debut film shot in Bahia, tells the tragic tale of a man who returns to his home fishing village to try and free people from the mystical Candomblé religion, which he considers a factor of political and social oppression.
New restoration courtesy of Kino Lorber.