“…An Attempt to see Anorexia From a Perspective That Goes Beyond That of the Spectacle”: Moara Passoni on Her Cph:dox Debut Ecstasy

Published on Mar 27, 2020

“…An Attempt to see Anorexia From a Perspective That Goes Beyond That of the Spectacle”: Moara Passoni on Her Cph:dox Debut Ecstasy

Premiering in the Dox:award main competition at this year’s (now digital) Cph:dox, Ecstasy (Êxtase) is the astonishing debut of Brazilian filmmaker Moara Passoni, a longtime collaborator of The Edge of Democracy Oscar nominee Petra Costa (who serves as the doc’s producer). It’s a mix of fiction and nonfiction, of historical images and staged scenes, of autobiographical diary entries obsessively developing a “geometry of hunger” even as political chaos grips ’90s Brazil. It’s also a startlingly unusual coming-of-age story, one in which the director […]

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Author: Lauren Wissot