Independent Films, Film Profiles
A fascinating meditation on the measure of a man, João Moreira Salles' splintered documentary is ostensibly a portrait of his family's butler Roteiro Santiago. Proud and profoundly erudite, Santiago spent three decades writing 30,000 pages of notes on a history of aristocracy. That singular obsession fuels Salles' moving deconstruction of the nature of memory and truth.
Year of Production: 2007
- João Moreira Salles