The Last Image

Monday, March 25, 2023 | 6:30pm EST
Brazil| 71 min.

Benedito Sena is blind. Perhaps for that very reason, his life and poems are so strongly imagetic. Maybe also for that reason, he decided to move to Paris, City of Lights, where he met and married Jean, who is somewhat his eyes. In Paris, he meets another Benedito, a gay film director and visual artist from Brazil, and the two become friends, forging a common bond fed by their mutual interest in images. After a few years, the two get back together to make a movie. As they set out to shoot, however, they realize things are no longer the same and differences arise. How can one film with the eyes of a blind man? The Last Image is a reflection on image and its place in the life of Benedito Sena. Mixing staging, direct cinema, and mobile videos shot by Sena and Jean with the intimate capture of the messages exchanged by Sena and the director, The Last Image is at once a window into the life of a couple, a celebration of performance, and a reflection on filmmaking itself.


Benedito Ferreira

is a film director and multidisciplinary artist who currently lives and works between Goiânia, in the Brazilian Midwest, and Rio de Janeiro. Among his films, stand out the shorts I no longer fit here (2009) and The Secret Day (2015). The little we keep (2017), his last short, was awarded at the Brazilian Mostra do Filme Livre and had over 90 screenings in 19 Brazilian states. It was also awarded at the Uranium Film Festival, in Germany, and at the International Environmental Film and Video Festival (FICA), in Brazil. Benedito is currently a Visual Arts PhD student at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and holds a master’s degree in Arts and Visual Culture through the Federal University of Goiás. His artistic investigations focus on the appropriation of old materials, the dynamics of queer culture and the act of collecting.

71 min Brazil

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