Jonathas De Andrade. O Caseiro

11 Aug 2016 – 17 Sep 2016

Galeria Vermelho

São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil


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Jonathas de Andrade is occupying the sala antonio – Galeria Vermelho’s cinema – with the short film O Caseiro [The Caretaker] (2016) which proposes a dialogue with the 1959 film, O Mestre de Apipucos, by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade.


The film is constructed symmetrically in two narratives. At the left, the 1959 film, kindly ceded by the producer, Filmes do Serro, shows the daily life of Gilberto Freyre in his house in the district of Apipucos, in Recife. On the right, Jonathas de Andrade creates a simultaneous mirroring of the scenes of O Mestre de Apipucos, substituting Freyre by a supposed caretaker of the sociologist’s opulent residence. The parallel between the two characters – the historical one of the documentary, and the anonymous one of the fiction – establishes a tension that underlines aspects of class and race, two of the main subjects that Freyre dealt with in his work, as the sociologist appears in the film by Pedro de Andrade living an aristocratic life.

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