CAPITU AND THE CHAPTER
CAPITU E O CAPÍTULO
Brazil, 2021, 75’
“If you had to choose between me and your mother, who would it be?” Capitu asks provocatively of her problematic lover. Elsewhere, they dance to inaudible music, with their friends, each couple keeping to a rhythm of their own. At times, this depiction of the memories we see one Dom Casmurro commit to paper with a flamboyant pen seems to be an interplay of conflicting emotions – particularly when jealousy raises its head.
(Rio de Janeiro, 1946) is one of the great masters of the history of Brazilian cinema. He is one
of the creators of the cinema marginal movement, which shook the foundations of the world film scene from the
late 1960s onwards. His lustrous filmography includes fundamental titles such as Tabu (1982), Dias de Nietzsche
em Turim (2001), Cleópatra (2007), and A Erva do Rato (2008). Capitu e o Capítulo (2021) is his latest feature film