Professor Albert Elduque presents two animated films by the Wagner Brothers (Ingrid, Elizabeth, Rosane i Helmuth Wagner Jr.): Foi pena Q… and Pudim de morango. Both pieces are related to Brazil's history with the aim of demystification. Foi pena Q... uses a critical but playful approach when dealing with the "discovery" of Brazil, making fun of a supposedly epic event and questioning the notion of progress. Pudim de morango, on the other hand, is about the events in Brazil at the time, when the country was ruled by a military dictatorship, criticising the regime and the violent methods it employed.
Foi pena Q..., Wagner Brothers, Brazil, 1978, Super-8, 5 min 16 s
Pudim de morango, Wagner Brothers, Brazil, 1979, Super-8, 4 min 55 s
These films were available until 30 June 2022. Digital copies courtesy of the Wagner Brothers.
Special thanks to Ana Claudia França and Catalan Association of Film Criticism and Writing (ACCEC). Xcèntric Focus header clip fragment courtesy of Laida Lertxundi (Farce Sensationelle, 2009).