Fifth about The Seventh

In the Intense Now (No Intenso Agora)

In the Intense Now: João Moreira Salles’ documentary feels like a free-flow of ideas as the director comments on the images presented in the screen. Of course it’s not that, as the archival footage research is superb, even if the quality is at best uneven (as was to be expected with mostly home or amateur videos). The discourse is insightful, erudite, interesting, even if he rambles every once in a while. It’s also informative without being didactic or pedantic; political but not partisan. The editing of Eduardo Escorel and Lais Lifschitz lingers too much, at times, in some particular footage; the pace of the whole film, therefore, is a bit uneven.

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