Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Spring Film Series 2018 - O Menino e o Vento (The Boy and the Wind, Carlos Hugo Christensen, 1967)

Thursday, May 3, 2018

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

Set in a remote city in southern Brazil, a wealthy engineer has been charged with the murder of a teenage boy with whom he spent his entire vacation in the city with, and who disappeared after his departure. However, the truth of what actually happened to the boy, "Bent Jack", is far more strange and fantastical than anything a rational mind could conceive.  (...) There really is no other film quite like this one. It plays like a lucid dream, with the same sense of slow movement and desperation. Homoerotic elements boil over more than once. Yet Christensen is never exploitative. This is ultimately a film about outsiders, and the struggle to balance one's individualism with the expectations of larger society. (Cinephile Dreams)

Running from February through May 2018,  the Brazil Initiative's Spring Film Series presents a selection of seven films, both feature films and documentaries, on LGBT experiences within Brazilian society. The series serves as a reminder as to the rich catalogue of LGBT-themed films in Brazil.