The Last Image
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.