Scene from the film P.W. – Paintbrushes and Panels
Scene from the film P.W. – Paintbrushes and Panels
Scene from the film P.W. – Paintbrushes and Panels
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P.W. – Paintbrushes and Panels

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  • Brazil
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The video was made for an exhibition in Rio on Paulo Werneck one of Oscar Niemeyer’s collaborators. Werneck was the first to introduce mosaics in Brazilian Modernist architecture. P.W. shows the context of the artist’s work in Rio and Belo Horizonte in the 50s and the 60s as well as Brasilia at the time of its construction in 1960. It’s an inventive collage of archival footage, music and Werneck’s modernist mosaics.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Ruti Gadish, Claude Mercier, Vivian Ostrovsky
  • Sound
    Claude Mercier, Vivian Ostrovsky
  • Duration
    16 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
    • Brazil
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Videoex, Zurich, Switzerland, May 2019
    • Video Dumbo Film Festival, New York, USA, September 2011 Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil, May 2011
    • London International Documentary Film Festival, London, U.K.
    • Rencontres internationales Paris / Berlin/ Madrid 2010- 2011,  March 2011
    • Festival Tous courts, Aix-en-Provence, France, December 2010
    • Festival Videomedeja, Novi Sad, Serbia, awarded the Sphinx Prize, December 2010
    • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic, October 2010
    • Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, August 201 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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