The inhabitants of ascorchingly hot, dusty village in the Brazilian outback have greatexpectations. Alfonsina's quinceañera (a milestone 15th birthday celebration)is approaching, granny Aureliana is looking forward to a visit from hergrandson and the deeply sad Querencia enjoys a daily serenade.
The History ofEternity dreamily sketches the intense relationships of three passionatewomen with their fathers, brothers and fellow villagers. Around the villagesquare, where the telephone box and the communal television set are, they sharespicy exotic meals and domestic woes. They expectantly await what tomorrow willbring. Accompanied by melancholy accordion music, a fleeting touch awakensdeep-rooted desires.
Director Camilo Cavalcante flirts with the magic-realist imagination that lifein the vast expanses of northeastern Brazil virtually demands. This glowingdebut film captures the cycle of life in pithy, intuitive moments.
PRODUÇÃO: República Pureza e Aurora Cinema
PRODUTORES: Marcello Ludwig Maia / Camilo Cavalcante e Stella Zimerman
DIREÇÃO DE FOTOGRÁFIA: Beto Martins
MONTAGEM: Vânia Debs
TRILHA SONORA ORIGINAL: Zibgniew Preisner e Dominguinhos