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In the Intense Now

In the Intense Now explores the revolutions of 1968 as they unfolded across four different countries and their political environments: France, Czechoslovakia, China, and Brazil. Narrated in first person by the director, the film reflects on what is revealed by footage of the French students’ uprising in May of 1968; the images captured by amateurs during the invasion of Czechoslovakia in August of the same year, when forces led by the Soviet Union put an end to the Prague Spring; the scenes that a tourist —the director’s mother —filmed in China in 1966, the year of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution; and footage from Salles’ own childhood in Brazil, during the establishment and rule of a repressive military dictatorship.

Best Soundtrack and Liberty Award, 2017 Cinema du Réel
Best Documentary, 2017 Civil Society of Multimedia Authors (SCAM)
U.S. Premiere, 2017 Chicago International Film Festival
2017 Viennale International Film Festival
2017 Berlin International Film Festival
2017 Lima Film Festival
2017 Jerusalem Film Festival
2017 Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)
2017 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI)

"AT ONCE MELANCHOLY, INSPIRING AND EVOCATIVE." —J. HOBERMAN, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

"BRILLIANT. AN ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL WORK." —MITCHELL ABIDOR, JEWISH CURRENTS

"HISTORY MADE POETIC. HYPNOTIC IN ITS PROVOCATION." —OWEN GLEIBERMAN, VARIETY

Played at

Music Hall, 4.20.18 - 4.26.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 127 min
Language: Czech, French, Portuguese
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Immersive, involving, sometimes revelatory, sometimes curiously naive, and on occasion thuddingly obvious, João Moreira Salles’s found-footage study of revolutionaries in the streets of Paris, Prague, and other countries in 1968 would stand as an invaluable assemblage si...