São Bernardo
Film poster
Directed byLeon Hirszman
Screenplay byLeon Hirszman
Based onSão Bernardo
by Graciliano Ramos
Produced by
  • Henrique Coutinho
  • Marcos Farias
  • Luna Moskovitch
  • Márcio Noronha
StarringOthon Bastos
CinematographyLauro Escorel
Edited byEduardo Escorel
Music byCaetano Veloso
Distributed byEmbrafilme
Release date
1972
CountryBrazil
LanguagePortuguese

São Bernardo is a 1972 Brazilian film written and directed by Leon Hirszman, based on the novel São Bernardo by Graciliano Ramos. It stars Othon Bastos as Paulo Honório, a farmer and landowner in Brazil tortured by his personal desires and ambitions.

Release

The film was released by Embrafilme in 1972 in Brazil. It was screened in 2012 by the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City.[1]

Reception

The film was called "a true masterpiece" by Brazilian film magazine Contracampo.[2]

Awards

The film won Best Actor for Bastos at the Gramado Film Festival.

References

  1. ^ "MoMA - São Bernardo". moma.org. Museum of Modern Art. Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Melo, Luiz Alberto Rocha. "São Bernardo (in Portuguese)". contracampo :: revista de cinema. Contracampo. Retrieved 2 November 2015.