A Requiem for Olavo is a short film produced, directed, shot and edited by Thiago Da Costa in honor of the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho.

The initial idea for the film came from the deep sadness that sprouted in Thiago’s heart with the death of Olavo on January 24, 2022.  The idea then grew into a project as sorrow turned into profound gratitude as the filmmaker contemplated everything he learned from Olavo in his books, articles, classes and in their time spent together.

Part prayer for Olavo’s soul, part commemorative remembrance of a man for whom Thiago cultivates great admiration and respect, A Requiem For Olavo intersperses images filmed during a Requiem Mass celebrated for the eternal repose of Olavo’s soul with many unpublished photos from Olavo’s personal archive in addition to new images filmed by Thiago during two visits he made to the philosopher’s house in Virginia in 2021.  

This short film was released on Brazil’s Lumine TV and on Olavo’s Youtube channel on April 29, 2022, the date on which Olavo would have completed 75 years of age and, also, the date that marks exactly one year since the filmmaker saw his teacher in the flesh for the very last time. 

Watch the the film below:

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