BOOK ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CINEMA WITH ARTICLES BY MIRIAN TAVARES AND ANTÓNIO COSTA VALENTE WILL BE PRESENTED AT FNAC FARO ON MARCH 11TH
The presentation of the volume História do Cinema – Dos primórdios ao cinema contemporâneo [History of Cinema – From the Beginnings to Contemporary Cinema], coordinated by Nelson Araújo and which includes articles by CIAC coordinator Mirian Tavares and CIAC researcher António Costa Valente, takes place on the 11th March 2022, at 6.30pm, at FNAC Faro, Fórum Algarve.
Published by Edições 70, this is a book that extracts, from multiple authorial perspectives, the moments, movements, films and protagonists of the history of cinema. The diachronic organization of História do Cinema – Dos primórdios ao cinema contemporâneo allows us to “zoom in” on the dialectics of cinematographic language and potentiates the immersion from the particular to the global.
The article “Cinema e vanguardas: entre o encantamento e o desencanto”, by Mirian Tavares, traces the artistic singularity of the pre-sound cinema avant-garde, manifesting the importance of the Futurist manifestos. The trail of enchantment with a fruitful period built on experimental freedom ends up giving way to disenchantment in a filmic label standardized by a programmatic realist-naturalist tendency.
António Costa Valente, in “Ásia, um vasto histórico cinematográfico”, topographies an unrestrained filmic study, assuming his western gaze in a methodological posture that absorbs national histories and the brilliance of works and directors distinguished at the Oscars and Cannes Festival. Four axes of gravity are defined (the Japanese school, the cinema of China, the cinema of Korea, and the cinema of India), in a theoretical elaboration that particularizes the artistic flair and identifies collective tensions.
Part of FNAC’s “Book Talks” initiative, this presentation will be attended by the book’s coordinator and the two CIAC researchers.