Adirley Queirós and Joana Pimenta Retrospective

Songs and flames : The collective fabulations of Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta

The FIDMarseille is delighted and honored to welcome Adirley Queirós and Joana Pimenta for the first retrospective of their films outside Brazil.

For the past twenty years, Adirley Queirós has been making cinema with the inhabitants of Ceilândia, a satellite city of Brasília. Since Rap, O Canto da Ceilândia (2005), each film is invented as a prototype, combining documentary material and fictional energies to invert the relationship between the center and the margin. Real and fake archives, anticipation and dystopia, local radio and urban music: a minority people revives the political power of cinema to imagine their memory, to portray their anger and their hope for change.

Joana Pimenta is Portuguese and works between Brazil and the United States. She has made two highly acclaimed short films which, in an entirely different language – that of the experimental essay – join the Brazilian filmmaker on a common territory: that of (colonial) counter-history and fictionalized memory. In 2017, Adirley Queirós invited her to work as director of photography on Era uma vez Brasília. After co-directing the incendiary Mato seco em chama in 2022, they are now pursuing an ever closer collaboration.

Collective tales to shape history, counter segregation and invent uprising: it’s this necessary artistic and political ambition that we are delighted to present and reflect upon in the company of Adirley Queirós and Joana Pimenta.
The two filmmakers will be present in Marseille throughout the 35th edition of the festival.

This retrospective will continue in Paris, from July 5 to 8, when the 35th edition of FIDMarseille resumes at the Cinémathèque Française.

IS THE CITY ONLY ONE?

Adirley Queirós

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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THE FIGURES CARVED INTO THE KNIFE BY THE SAP OF THE BANANA TREES

Joana Pimenta

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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WHITE OUT BLACK IN

Adirley Queirós

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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STRIKE

Adirley Queirós

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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ONCE THERE WAS BRASILIA

Adirley Queirós

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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DRY GROUND BURNING

Joana Pimenta, Adirley Queirós

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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MY NAME IS MANINHO

Adirley Queirós

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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MST

Adirley Queirós

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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Adirley Queirós

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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AN AVIATION FIELD

Joana Pimenta

  • Adirley Queirós et Joana Pimenta : Chants et Flammes
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