O SERTÃO DAS MEMÓRIAS interweaves reality and fiction, mythology and religion to a portrait of the region Sertão, whose inhabitants are among Brazil’s poorest. Maria, a female reincarnation of the savior, encounters the hardworking man Antero, who descends from a lineage of prophets and anticipates the biblical apocalypse. Both are protagonists of a revolution of the strong and dignified people of Sertão who are trying to put an end to the terror regime of the poly-headed dragon.


Brazil 1996
Regie: José Araújo
102min, 35mm, schwarzweiß, OmeU
Best Latin American Film – Sundance 1997, Wolfgang Staudte Prize and Opening Film – International Forum of New Cinema – Berlinale 1997

1998, 2011, Archive, Retrospektive

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