Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Brazilian film by auteur Carlos Reichenbach offers a lush, at times surreal, collage that pays tribute to the arts and presents his personal experiences and political insights as it examines the youthful memories of two close friends. Torres and Xavier are old friends who have recently published a volume of poetry. Their celebration in a rundown pastry bar becomes the framework for their reminiscences. The story frequently jumps from past to present. Their friendship began in 1957. They next remember the 60's where they discovered loving and shared a passion for movies. In the present, Anesia, a prostitute arrives and causes Torres to remember the time her pimp forced him to play her date as she visited her parents.
friendship, poet, pimp, reminiscence, love, politics, prostitute/prostitution