KEEPER OF PROMISES (Anselmo Duarte, 1962)

To date, O Pagador de Promessas—literally, The Payer of Promises but a.k.a. The Given Word—is the only film by a South American to have won the top prize at Cannes. From the play by Dias Gomes, it is a decent piece of work from Brazil. Anselmo Duarte, the director, properly working with black and white, […]