No Intenso Agora
No Intenso Agora
In the presence of and in conversation with director João Moreira Salles.
In a succession of images of great personal and historical intensity No Intenso Agora (In the Intense Now) questions the legend of May 1968, in particular the roles played by rhetoric, performance and all kinds of “image-making”. Has the rebellious spirit of May 1968 only provided the dominant order with the means to renew itself, as many have come to argue? Or can we also consider it as an interruptive force that continues to reverberate today?
Now that the approaching 50th-anniversary of the events of May 1968 once again stirs up the longstanding debates on its influence and its legacy, No Intenso Agora encourages us to ask how its images can help us to surpass the sphere of disillusionment and disenchantment that has kept on lingering in its aftermath. A challenge that touches upon the core of João Moreira Salles’ cinematic research: to probe the mysterious inner life of filmed images.
João Moreira Salles
(°1962, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
João Moreira Salles is a Brazilian documentary filmmaker, founder of the journalism and culture magazine Piauí and president of the Instituto Moreira Salles, a center for photography, music, literature, iconography and cinema. His documentary films have garnered great recognition and awards at festivals like the Miami International Film Festival, the Cinéma du Réel, Havana Film Festival and others. Salles has also directed documentaries for television and lectured on documentary film at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and Princeton University.
The screening is organised by STUK and Courtisane, in collaboration with the Lieven Gevaert Centre and the Institute of Philosophy (KU Leuven) and is part of DISSENT!, an initiative of Courtisane, Auguste Orts and Argos.