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Brazilian Portraits: Hélio Silva

documentary | 2011

This documentary profiles cinematographer Hélio Silva (1929-2004), the man behind the photography of important landmarks in Brazilian film, such as Rio 40 Graus [Rio 100 Degrees F.] (Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1955) and Navalha na Carne [Razor in the Flesh] (Braz Chediak, 1970), as well as 70 other feature films.

The film includes interviews with Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Pedro Carlos Rovai, Carlos Ebert, Nonato Estrela, Otávio Bezerra and Severino Dadá, as well as archive interviews with Hélio Silva himself (carried out by Marcia Derraik and Otávio Bezerra).

Brazil, 2011, 25 min, HD

Director Eduardo Ades
Executive Producers Angelo Defanti
Eduardo Ades
Line Producer Angelo Defanti
Cinematographers José Eduardo Limongi
Pedro Faerstein
Sound Department Bernardo Marquez
Felippe Mussel
Ives Rosenfeld
Marcos Catanhede
Editing Eva Randolph
Color Grading Fabrício Batista

 

Production Company Imagem-Tempo
Realization Canal Brasil