Soul in the Eye

Alma no Olho

Duše v oku

  • Zózimo Bulbul
  • Brazil
  • 1973, 11 min
Script: Zózimo Bulbul
Photography: José Ventura
Editing: Zózimo Bulbul
Music: Kulu Se Mama, Julian Lewis, John Coltrane
Actors, social actors: Zózimo Bulbul
Producer, Co-producer: Zózimo Bulbul
Color: Black and white
Language: No dialogue
This visual and associative impressive work, accentuated by background jazz music, is a tribute to the life and art of John Coltrane. This film synthesizes the themes of racism and the so-called “race democracy” that the director, Zózimo Bulbul, focused on in his work. His creations involving motion and minimalistic direction are characteristic aspects of a part of Invention Cinema production.


Zózimo Bulbul (1937–2013) was an Afro-Brazilian actor well-known from a number of Cinema Novo films. In the 1970s, he became integrated in the Invention Cinema trend. He later collaborated with, for example, the Nigerian director Ola Balogun. 

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Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Udigrudi: Cinema Marginal
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
28.10.2017Dukla Edison 10:00


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