Limite

An astonishing creation, Limite is the only feature by the Brazilian director and author Mário Peixoto, made when he was just twenty-two years old. Inspired by a haunting André Kertész photograph on the cover of a French magazine, this avant-garde silent master­piece centers on a man and two women lost at sea, their pasts unfolding through flashbacks propelled by the music of Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, and others. An early work of independent Latin American filmmaking, Limite was famously difficult to see for most of the twentieth century. It is a pioneering achievement that continues to captivate with its timeless visual poetry.

Film Info

  • Mário Peixoto
  • Brazil
  • 1931
  • 120 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • Spine #877

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Limite
Cast
Olga Breno
Woman 1
Taciana Rei
Woman 2
Carmen Santos
Dockside prostitute
Raul Schnoor
Man 1
D. G. Pedrera
Man 2
Mário Peixoto
Man in graveyard
Edgar Brasil
Sleeping spectator
Credits
Director
Mário Peixoto
Screenplay
Mário Peixoto
Cinematography
Edgar Brazil
Editors
Mário Peixoto
Editors
Edgar Brazil
Assistants
Rui Cósta
Assistants
Brutus Pedreira
Lighting
Edgar Brasil
Score
Brutus Pedreira
Music by
Erik Satie
Music by
Claude Debussy
Music by
Sergei Prokofiev
Music by
Maurice Ravel
Music by
Igor Stravinsky
Music by
Alexander Borodin
Music by
César Franck

From The Current

Limite: Memory in the Present Tense
Limite: Memory in the Present Tense

Long difficult to see, this transgressive silent masterpiece draws on a wide range of aesthetic influences to push against the boundaries of film form.

By Fábio Andrade

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