Monday, April 9, 2012

Grittreviews: "Limite"

Limite (1931)
April 21, 1979
Screen: Old Brazilian Release in New-Film Series
Published: April 21, 1979

"Limite" doesn't exactly belong in the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films series, because it was first released almost 50 years ago and was directed by a Brazilian, Mario Peixoto, who is now almost 70 years old. However, its inclusion in the series can be explained by its relative obscurity, the praise it received from Sergei Eisenstein and its extraordinarily youthful energies. "Limite" is feverishly beautiful and desperately ambitious, even when it isn't clear."
Read the entire review here.

Ok, so this isn't really a Grittreview since I ended up posting part of Mrs. Maslin's take on the movie, written in 1979. So I'll give you the conclusion of my evalutation of the film: just watch it.
The first 8 minutes below for your convenience.


  1. Yes, interesting movie.
    Also not so easy to find it seems; but you can always watch this documentary.
    It is about the director of "Limite" and touches upon the movie as well.