Film Screening: Lua Cambara
9/13/2006 | 7:00 pm
Co-presented with the International Latino Film Festival SF-Bay Area Galeria presents a screening of the film Lua Cambara, directed by Rosemberg Carir. Based on a 19th century legend, Lua was a slave owning matriarch who exercised a reign of terror over the feudal plantation-based society of northest Brazil. The product of a violent liaison between a landowner and a slave, Lua is received into her father's house, following the death of her mother. She grows into a beautiful and formidable woman, who finds herself 'illegitimate' and of mixed-race, having to confront the prejudices of a backward, patriarchal society. Ashamed of her humble slave origins, and inspired by the memory of a violent and authoritarian father, Lua works to consolidate her empire and wealther and is determines to destroy everyone and everything that crosses her path. Dira Paes, as Lua, gives an electrifying and memorable performance.