Between arrival and departure: recycling of home movies in the essay-film

Keywords: Essay-film, home movie, archive, <i>Otto</i>, <i>Elena</i>

Abstract

The objective is to investigate the consequences of the adoption of an essayistic language in films that revolve around the family background of the directors. Our hypothesis is that the essayistic language assumed by works operates a double transformation in home movies as files, documents: on the one hand, structure them narratively, giving new meaning to them; and secondly, it converts the intimate and private nature of these images in part of a public screening of the film. We intend to analyze Otto (2012) and Elena (2012), to finally signal that for Elena side reveals how new meaning to life through death, Otto does the reverse movement, reframes through birth.

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Author Biography

Rafael de Almeida, Universidade Estadual de Goiás
Doutor em Multimeios pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp. Professor do curso de Cinema e Audiovisual da Universidade Estadual de Goiás - UEG.
Published
2017-08-31
How to Cite
Almeida, R. (2017). Between arrival and departure: recycling of home movies in the essay-film. MATRIZes, 11(2), 271-286. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v11i2p271-286
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Em Pauta/Agenda