Ivone Margulies examines the output of Filmes de Plástico, a celebrated independent production company from Contagem, Minas Gerais. Her article focuses on two feature films: Temporada (Long Way Home, dir. André Novais Oliveira, 2018), and No Coração do Mundo (In the Heart of the World, dir. Gabriel Martins and Maurilio Martins, 2019.) The essay defines two forms—the portrait and the vista—used to articulate the relationship between individual and a broader social world in the films’ realist aesthetic.

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