Pictures of Ghosts

Tuesday 24 October at 9:30pm
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

Pictures of Ghosts, Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2023, 93m
Downtown Recife’s classic movie palaces from the 20th century are mostly gone. That city area is now an archaeological site of sorts that reveals aspects of life in society which have been lost. And that’s just part of the story.
Kleber Mendonça Filho’s most recent work debuted at Cannes 2023 and is a personal essay that lays bare Filho’s own fascination with the city of Recife—his early films made within his family apartment and neighbourhood become another source of historical footage—and bends this intimate knowledge into a wide-ranging study of Recife and cinema, and the city as a city whose constant development both disavows history and draws attention to it.

Pictures of Ghosts poetically weds cinephilia to more expansive ruminations on urban shifts and social patterns, leading us to contemplate the ghosts that populate all our spaces.” The Film Verdict

Unrated 15+
With thanks to Urban Sales
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Part of our gradual Kleber Mendonça Filho retrospective.

As with all our Container screenings, admission is free to all members, and membership can be found at our website or at the box office counter on the night. Membership ranges from $30 (six months concession) to $100 (annual regular).