I just found out that Caetano Veloso was the Guest Director at the Telluride Film Festival this year. It’s well known that Caetano’s a film buff; for instance, he made an album called Omaggio a Federico e Giulietta for Fellini and his muse. We also think of him in Almodovar’s Hable Con Ella.
An acquaintance who was at the festival said that Caetano called some of Hollywood’s masterpieces “beautiful accidents.” I suppose you have to say that kind of thing to people at an independent film festival. If you’re interested, here are the movies he chose.
Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960)
Jean-Luc Godard’s Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
René Clair’s Le Grandes Manoeuvres (1955)
Glauber Rocha’s Black God, White Devil (1964)
Tânia Quaresma’s Nordest: Cordel, Repente e Canção (1975)
I love The Apartment and the Clair film. Godard – not so much. But I haven’t seen those two Brazilian movies . . .