| 87 min
Bossa Nova with a popular bent, a dash of rock’n’roll and a political outlook, Tropicálism was the musical movement that encapsulated the eclectic culture of Brazil in the late sixties. Legendary Tropicálistas Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé and others look back as the audience is swept along through rare sights and sounds of this iconic cultural movement. The freedom of expression sought by the tropicalistas was hard fought in a repressive political climate, with audiences both for and vehemently against. Tropicália shows how it was possible for a newborn sound to be both warmly embraced and cruelly persecuted, all in the space of less than a year.
Director Marcelo Machado
Producer Paula Cosenza, Denise Gomes
Premiere Sydney Premiere
Festival Year 2012