LIMITE (Mário Peixoto, 1930)

In his early twenties, Brazil’s Mário Peixoto wrote, produced, directed and edited Limite, which would remain his one film. It became legendary once Sergei Eisenstein praised it. Actually, he did no such thing; the Portuguese translation of Eisenstein’s remarks was a hoax: Peixoto’s own invention.      Combining moody languorousness and feverishly dazzling experimentalism, Limite is mostly […]