in about 100 words or less
Brazil 120m, B&W, Silent
Director: Mário Peixoto; Cast: Iolanda Bernardes, Edgar Brasil, Olga Breno
The only film that Mario Peixoto would ever complete, Limite is considered the first Brazilian example of “pure cinema”. Adrift in a small boat, a man and two women appear to be a metaphor for the limitations of human existence. Having given up all hope of rescue, their thoughts are portrayed as stunning vignettes using a wide array of camera, film and editing techniques. Though heavily influenced by expressionist cinema, Peixoto creates a unique style and poetic rhythm of his own in this astonishingly modern looking film (Klaus Ming February 2016).