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Hunger for Love

Hunger for Love

Hunger for Love

1968 / 73min / DCP

DIRECTOR: NELSON PEREIRA DOS SANTOS

Against a backdrop of mounting government repression and increasing protests and resistance, dos Santos created one of his most formally innovative works. Made following a two-month trip to
the US, where he met Mekas and Brakhage and saw their films, Hunger for Love: Have You Ever Sunbathed Completely Nude? (Fome de Amor) explored the complex relationship between a radical young couple and their co-inhabitants on a lonely island: a blind arms merchant and his much-younger wife. Set somewhere between reality, desire, memory and fantasy, the film abruptly cuts between locations, time periods and characters, creating the sense of a world off-course, without direction.