Memories of Prison
DIRECTOR: NELSON PEREIRA DOS SANTOS
CAST: CARLOS VEREZA
Arrested in 1935 for his suspected involvement in a communist uprising, Graciliano Ramos (author of Vidas Sêcas) moved among the regime’s deplorable prisons until finally liberated without having ever been formally charged. With a brilliant central performance by actor Carlos Vereza, dos Santos' Memórias do Cárcere transforms Ramos’s sprawling, unfinished final work into a challenging meditation on politics and political action in a society rigidly bound by class, racial and regional differences. Winner of the International Critics’ Prize, Cannes 1985.