World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Estrada para Ythaca (The Road to Ythaca)

Guto Parente, Luiz Pretti,  Pedro Diógenes, Ricardo Pretti | Brazil | 2010 | 128' | In Portuguese | English subtitles


In the credits of this film the directors, writers, editors, producers and those responsible for the cinematography are Guto Parente, Luiz Pretti, Pedro Diógenes, Ricardo Pretti. Next behold the stars: Guto Parente, Luiz Pretti, Pedro Diógenes, Ricardo Pretti. It is an intentionally unfinished experiment, road movie and homage to the 'cinema marginal', which contains many references to film theorists/directors like Glauber Rocha and Jean-Luc Godard, a treat for film lovers.
Four friends, played by the four directors, have lost a fifth friend somewhere along the way. After an over-imbibed night they decide to travel to mythical Ithaca, which was once Odysseus’ destination. They hit the road, but don’t seem to actually go anywhere. They rather seem to be searching for something related to friendship, something which surpasses ‘arriving and finding’ by far. As is often the case, the journey turns out to be more important than the destination.

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