Limite (1931) - Rotten Tomatoes

Limite (1931)





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At the time it was released, in 1931, this avant-garde and very surrealistic film by the teen-aged Brazilian Mario Peixoto was hailed as evidence of a very advanced sensibility and was compared to Un Chien Andalou. In the intervening years, this silent black-and-white independent production disappeared from sight, and it became Peixoto's one and only workl. In 1992, Limite was rediscovered in the United Kingdom National Film Archive and was restored to be shown at the London Film Festival. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama


Critic Reviews for Limite

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Limite is feverishly beautiful and desperately ambitious, even when it isn't clear.

May 12, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

The remarkably luscious and mobile cinematography (for which cameraman Edgar Brazil had to build special equipment) alone makes it well worth seeing.

Full Review… | May 12, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Monótono? Muito. Auto-indulgente? Obviamente. Perfeito? De modo algum. Genial, ambicioso e inovador? Sim - e isto é só o começo. Inclua, também, adjetivos como 'poético', 'impactante' e 'mítico' e terá uma idéia melhor sobre este clássico.

August 8, 2003
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Limite

An amazing Brazilian silent, in which a man and two women are (without explanation) adrift at sea in a small boat, and each recalls some scenario from their past. This is the only film by Mario Peixoto, which is a damn shame because his work has a haunting poetry that immediately sucked me in and wouldn't let go. Along with cinematographer Edgar Brasil, he crafts shots that feel so intuitive that they seem like the film stock itself suggested them. I know that's a loopy and vague comment to make, but something about the way this movie was put together just sang to me... this thick air of melancholy and reverie and desperation. The music selection (Satie, Debussy, Stravisky, and more). A couple of parts were a bit sluggish, but I need to watch it when I'm a little less tired.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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