O Menino e o Vento (The Boy and the Wind) 1967 Ages 15+
3.30pm, Sat 4 Feb 2023 (101 mins)
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
- Wheelchair Accessible
Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances, this screening of The Boy and the Wind will be from a digital file. We apologise for any disappointment.
José, a young engineer holidaying in a small town, finds himself beguiled by a local teenage boy who can seemingly summon and stop the wind at will. When the boy mysteriously disappears, José is put on trial for his murder and the nature of their relationship becomes the subject of public suspicion.
A major early work of queer Brazilian cinema – one made under the cultural persecution of the country’s military dictatorship – The Boy and the Wind is a poignant parable about the transcendent power of passion. Blending scenes of tense legal drama with magical realist romance, Argentinian director Carlos Hugo Christensen crafts a deeply moving tale of forbidden longing.
The Boy and the Wind will screen from an imported 35mm print.
- Director: Carlos Hugo Christensen
- Script: Carlos Hugo Christensen, Millor Fernandes
- Based on: the story ‘O iniciado do vento’ by Anibal Machado
- Cinematographer: Antônio Gonçalves
- Editor: Nello Melli
- Print Source: Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo
- Rights: Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo
- Shooting Format: 35mm
- Screening Format: 35mm
- Year: 1967
- Runtime: 101 minutes
- Country: Brazil
- Languages: Portuguese, with English subtitles
- Colour: Black and White