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Please join us for an evening with filmmaker and Radcliffe-FSC Fellow Sandra Kogut. Sandra will be screening her film Three Summers followed by a discussion with Joana Pimenta, Filmmaker and Interim Director of the Film Study Center.

6:00pm Reception
6:30pm Film and Discussion

Three Summers (Brazil/France, 2019, 94 min. Portuguese with English subtitles)

Every December, between Christmas and New Year, Edgar and Marta host a lavish family celebration at their luxurious summer house by the beach. In 2015 all seemed well, despite some tense phone calls and a guest wearing an ankle monitor. In 2016 the annual party was abruptly canceled. In 2017, their lives were turned upside down. What happens to the invisible people living in the orbit of the rich and powerful when these lives collapse? Through the gaze of an employee and a forgotten elderly father, both victims of the neoliberal nightmare, we see a portrait of contemporary Brazil just before the tragedy of 2018. The signs were all there, but we didn’t know how to read them.

Sandra Kogut is a Brazilian film director who works in and between France, US, and Brazil. Her award-winning feature-length fiction and documentary films have premiered at Festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, and Berlin, among others. She is currently a Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

Joana Pimenta is a Portuguese filmmaker, currently working in the United States and Brazil. She teaches at the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University. Her latest film, Dry Ground Burning, co-directed with Adirley Queirós, has premiered at the 72nd Berlinale, and won the Grand Prix at Cinéma du Réel.

A limited number of Harvard affiliates can register to participate in this in-person film screening. Pre-registration recommended.

Presented in collaboration with The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS).