Extase: Moara Passoni’s Eagerly Awaited Docu

Trailer for Êxtase by Moara Passoni Debuts Ahead of MoMA Doc Fortnight Premiere
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Directed, Written and Produced by Moara Passoni
Produced by Academy Award
Nominated Filmmaker Petra Costa
Music by David Lynch and Lykke Li
Moara Passoni, the co-author and producer of Petra Costa’s Oscar–nominated The Edge of Democracy, transmutes a young Brazilian woman’s experience of anorexia into images and thoughts of almost ecstatic beauty.

Against the backdrop of political and social upheaval in 1990s Brazil, and interweaving memories of her own adolescence with those of other women, Passoni goes beyond pop-culture conventions and the sensationalizing of eating disorders to meditate on the dissolution and perfection of the self, the modernist architecture of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia, the meaning of Humpty Dumpty, and what she calls “the geometry of hunger.”

DirectorWriter Moara Passoni is available for interviews Film streams nationally in the U.S. March 28 through April 2  

Êxtase will be available to stream starting Sunday, March 28 at 12:00pm ET through Friday, April 2 at 12:00pm ET. The film will be followed by a discussion with Filmmaker Moara Passoni led by MoMA Film Curator Josh Siegel.