Pictures of Ghosts (Retratos fantasmas)

Latin Wave

The latest from celebrated director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Bacurau), delves into the coastal city of Recife’s historical and human fabric, focusing on its iconic movie theaters that once served as hubs of social interaction during the 20th century. The film reflects profound shifts in societal norms and practices through a blend of archival documentary, mystery, film excerpts, and personal recollections. Pictures of Ghosts crafts a compelling map of a city through the lens of cinema.

Organized by the MFAH in association with the creative partner Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires.
Sponsored by Tenaris.


Programmed in collaboration with Cinema Tropical.

Pictures of Ghosts (Retratos fantasmas)

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
(Brazil, 2023, 93 minutes, in Portuguese with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater


Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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