GANGA BRUTA (Humberto Mauro, 1933)

Before the advent of Cinema Novo, Humberto Mauro was widely considered Brazil’s greatest filmmaker. His silent film Ganga Bruta, to which synchronized sound was later added, is indeed an amazing piece of work. It is considered by many Mauro’s masterpiece.      This drama of a soul’s seeming redemption opens on white: bridal white—a wedding. Beginning with […]