Recife Sevilha – João Cabral de Melo Neto (2003)

João Cabral de Melo Neto is considered, by literary critic, one of the greatest Brazilian poets of all time. His literary work is unique and unanimous, having innovated the poetry in Portuguese language. The poet and ambassador lived and exerted diplomatic functions by long and intense 14 years in Spain, in the cities of Seville, Barcelona and Madrid. He fell in love with the country and especially with Seville, which has become one of its main inspirational muses. An extensive and significant part of his work, João Cabral wrote about dancers, bullfighters, flamenco and other Spanish traditions. But the poet wrote mainly about the city of Seville, its squares, streets, monuments and the way of being of the Sevillian people. .Documentary on the life and work of João Cabral de Melo Neto. The film contains interviews with the same, archive images of the Cabral de Melo family, as well as testimonies of Brazilian and Spanish poets who talk about their way of approaching the literature of the two countries.

Credits

Directed by
Bebeto Abrantes

Argument
Bebeto Abrantes

Photography
Batman Zavareze

Assembly
Marcelo Rodrigues

Music
Marcelo Rodrigues And João Pellegrino

Sound
Batman Zavareze

Cast
John Cabral, Inês Cabral (Cineasta), Lédo Ivo (Poet), Modest Cuixart (Painter), José Castello (Biologist), Bebeto Dantas Suassuna (Painter) And Tato Olivas (Photographer)