Brazilian writer Adriana Lisboa grew up in Laranjeiras where her family stills reside in the house her grandfather built more than fifty years ago. By all means, Lisboa is a true Carioca, a native of Rio de Janeiro. This categorical identity hasn’t deterred the author’s unrelenting pursue for what laid beneath or beyond At first it was life beneath the Brazilian surf what caught her attention, she would later draw inspiration other forms alien-life.
In Lisboa’s universe, the other encompasses mollusks under the sea, Muslims in Paris, Communist guerrilla-warriors in Amazonia, Brazilians in North America, and even a golden retriever in a Kyoto’s street corner. Lisboa challenges the same cultural traditions that have ruled a generation of writers from Latin America as she wonders in search of new answers in a labyrinth that seemed engineered by Octavio Paz twenty years before her birth.
José Saramago labeled Lisboa “a writer for the future”. I couldn’t disagree more: The Carioca is clearly a voice deeply rooted in the present, which has come to reformulate the past with a unique perspective of the future.
Eduardo Montes-Bradley | Charlottesville, VA | February, 2012
HERITAGE FILM PROJECT presents LISBOA a film by Eduardo MONTES-BRADLEY with ADRIANA LISBOA Produced by HERITAGE FILM PROJECT | Made possible with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations | Producer SOLEDAD LIENDO | Directed EDUARDO MONTES-BRADLEY. Running Time: 26:46 min. HD. ©2012 by Heritage Film Project, LLC. All Rights Reserved.