An interview with Flávia Lacerda, the co-director of "Great Sertão", interviewer Nikolaj Nikitin
"Brazilian cinema maestro Guel Arraes and co-director Flávia Lacerda are creating a new version of the classic 1965 film ""Grande Sertao."", based on the 1956 novel ""Grande Sertão: Veredas.""
This new version takes us into a futuristic Brazilian concrete jungle. Pedal-to-the-medal plot takes the audience through three different periods with no lack of love, blood, gender identities, or deals with the devil, a kind of parallel-universe telling of Romeo and Juliet.
The action scenes seem properly impressive on the screen, but as the co-director Lacerda reveals with a small smile, the film looks a lot more expensive than it was and the budget was not that big.
Most of Flávia Lacerda’s work is made up of TV series with a few comedy films peppered in. Both she and Arraes, who share a similar background in filmography, had to learn a good amount of genre-specific skills in preparation of “Great Sertão”.
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