Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media


Capturing the Soul of the Suburb: An Interview with Lula Buarque de Hollanda

Tamara Courage and Albert Elduque


Abstract: In his conversation with us, Lula Buarque de Hollanda analyses Conspiração’s precursor role in the recent wave of music documentaries in Brazil and reflects on the production process of O mistério do samba (The Mystery of Samba, Lula Buarque de Hollanda and Carolina Jabor, 2008). The interview was held telephonically on 3 October 2018.

Lula Buarque de Hollanda (Rio de Janeiro, 1963) is a filmmaker and producer. After completing a BA in Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and an MA in Cinema from New York University, he founded the film production company Conspiração in 1991 with Claudio Torres, José Henrique Fonseca and Arthur Fontes. Today, Conspiração is one of the most important production companies in Brazil, working in a wide range of areas that include cinema, advertisement, television, branding and music videos.


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