The Brazilian Road Movie

Journeys of (Self) Discovery

Editor(s): Sara Brandellero

Language: English

Genre(s): Media Film and Theatre

Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • June 2013 · 288pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708325988
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783165650
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783165667
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708325995

About The Book

The innovative collection of essays by a distinguished group of scholars brought together in The Brazilian Road Movie – Journeys of (Self) Discovery represents the first book-length publication on Brazil’s encounters with and reworkings of one of cinema’s most enduringly popular genres.


"This valuable addition to the existing bibliography in English on Brazilian cinema takes a fresh perspective by exploring how the road movie genre, intimately associated with Hollywood film, has been adapted and reworked by Brazilian filmmakers. Its strength lies in the diversity of works analyzed and the variety of approaches adopted by a range of both established and up-and-coming scholars."--Lisa Shaw, University of Liverpool


Introduction: Sara Brandellero Part I: On the Road Chapter 1: Silvino Santos and the Mobile View: Documentary Geographies of Modern Brazil Luciana Martins Chapter 2: Paths of the Brazilian Road Movies in the 1950s Samuel Paiva A– Chapter 3: Bye Bye Brasil and the Quest for the Nation Sara Brandellero Chapter 4: Framing Landscapes: the Return Journey in Suely in the Sky Mariana A. C. da Cunha Chapter 5: Road to Riches: Migration and Social Mobility in 2 Filhos de Francisco Tatiana Signorelli Heise Chapter 6: God is Brazilian: a Re-Examination of Cinema Novo and Self Adriana Rouanet Part II: The Voyage Out Chapter 7: Leaving Home in Three Films by Walter Salles Darlene J. Sadlier Chapter 8: Back to the Margins in Search of the Core: Foreign Land’s Geography of Exclusion Lucia Nagib Chapter 9: Sertao as Post-National Landscape: Cinema, aspirinas e urubus Stephanie Dennison Chapter 10: Women on the Road: Sexual Tourism & Beyond Joao Luiz Vieira

About the Editor(s)

Sara Brandellero

Sara Brandellero is Assistant Professor in Brazilian Studies at Leiden University. Her publications include the book On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto (Oxford University Press, 2011) and The Brazilian Road Movie: Journeys of (Self)Discovery (University of Wales Press, 2013).

Read more