Director Kleber Mendonça Filho joined us at the 61st New York Film Festival for a special conversation with FLC Senior Director of Programming Florence Almozini after a screening of his Main Slate selection, Pictures of Ghosts.

The moving and playful new documentary by Brazilian filmmaker and unrepentant cinema obsessive Kleber Mendonça Filho serves as a poignant testament to the liminal state of movie love, telling, in three chapters, the story of his cinematic world—the city of Recife, where his youthful film education took place. A Grasshopper Film release. All NYFF61 feature documentaries are presented by HBO.

Enjoy this conversation as Kleber Mendonça Filho discusses Pictures of Ghosts, imaginary friends, and working without a script.