Joaquim Pedro de
Andrade was one of
the most important
figures in the Cinema
Novo movement that
cinema in the 1960s
and ‘70s. Kino Classics
is proud to present his
complete films on Blu-ray, restored in 2K.
Hailing from a culturally prominent family in Rio de
Janeiro, Andrade grew up in close contact with some
of the country’s greatest artists, writers, and scholars.
Abandoning his university education to pursue
filmmaking, he would soon find himself at the heart of
the proliferation of formally and politically audacious
filmmaking that comprised Cinema Novo. Like those
of his fellow Cinema Novo-associated filmmakers,
such as Glauber Rocha and Nelson Pereira dos Santos,
Andrade’s films combined a sophisticated, modernist
formal approach with an uncompromisingly political,
often outrageous, and uniquely Brazilian sensibility
that makes his work every bit as vital today as it was in
the 1960s and ‘70s.