Reviews Humberto Mauro

Reviews Humberto Mauro

“Humberto Mauro, the documentary is poetic trip back in the time to the rural countryside of Brazil, and the fledgling stages of that country’s cinematic industry”  – Jamie Lang (Variety)

Venice Doc ‘Humberto Mauro’ Screens on 80th Anniversary of Director’s Historic Visit

“We won an intense show, which places Humberto Mauro in a Vertov’s vibe very palatable nowadays and draws attention to the modernity and eternity of his waterfall … Perhaps the best translation for the definition of Humberto Mauro that says ‘cinema is waterfall’ be this film documentary of his nephew-grandson. The stream of channeled images from 51 movies by Humberto Mauro floods the screen with an uncanny beauty and an ecstatic rhythm. After 35 years of his death, the ‘Lumière from Cataguases’ earns a tribute to the height of contemporary cinema.”  – Carlos Alberto de Mattos (Movie Review)

Humberto Mauro é cachoeira

“Successful in his collage of images, André impresses a remarkable sense of unity – narrative and aesthetic – to Humberto Mauro, providing a deep immersion in the presented universe.”  – Leonardo Ribeiro (Review – Papo de Cinema)

Humberto Mauro

Di Mauro’s film escapes from didatism, uses a powerful soundtrack (sublime moment in which highlights VillaLobos’s “The Train of Caipira”), selects images of great plastic beauty and resorts to a powerful repetition, asking Mauro several times. , why he thought progress was not “as photogenic” as the pastoral tellurial images of his childhood and youth. The documentary, which premiered in Venice, charmed the Brazilian public for its poetic, sedimented construction, – Maria do Rosario Caetano (Revista Cinema)


“The film Humberto Mauro reconstitutes his trajectory in an essayistic way, refusing the most traditional biographical device. It is structured mainly from the associative and non-chronological edition of excerpts extracted from Mauro’s own films, in dialogue with records of interviews of him … It is at the same time a restoration, yes, and a clamor.”  – Amir Labak – (Review – É Tudo Verdade e Valor Econômico)



“André di Mauro repasa la trayectoria de su antepasado sin estridencias ni poses en Humberto Mauro. La bellas imágenes del que fuera uno de los primeros grandes cineastas brasileros y las palabras del propio homenajeado son los sencillos mimbres que usa su descendiente para descubrirnos a un artista preocupado por enseñar la grandeza natural de su país, capturar las costumbres de sus habitantes y mostrar el inexorable progreso de sus grandes urbes.” – Julio Vallejo (Cineenserio)