Mario Peixoto

Active - 1931  |   Born - Mar 25, 1908   |   Died - Feb 3, 1992   |  

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Brazilian director Mario Peixoto only made a single feature film, Limite (1929). A surreal tale of two men and a woman drifting aimlessly aboard a life boat, it was considered a classic in its day, but disappeared for many years. The film resurfaced in the late '70s and was restored and re-released at the opening of the Berlin Film Festival in 1984. It is said that upon viewing Limite, Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein called it an example of the "pure language of cinema." Little is known about Peixoto, but he did write a few screenplays. At the time of his death in 1992, he had begun work on filming his script for Onde a Terra Acaba.