Showing at 05:30PM on Friday, April 15, 2005
More International Films, Narrative Features
Friday, April 15, 2005 at 7:30pm at Regal Winter Park Village
Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 9:30pm at Regal Winter Park Village
BRAZIL, 2004, 83 MIN
IN PORTUGUESE W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES
DIRECTED BY HEITOR DHALIA
Set in contemporary Sao Paulo, this creepy psychological thriller tells the story of Nina, a punk-ish loner living an impoverished existence in her struggle to survive the hostile metropolis. Her bitter, heartless landlady, Dona Eulalia, seems to take great pleasure in crushing the will of, humiliating, and tormenting her frazzled tenant. When she’s not out partying, Nina huddles in the solitude of her room, dizzy with hunger and feverishly creating comic book art. Her drawings turn into startling, Manga-styled dream sequences as her world begins to reel desperately out of control and she descends into madness. Inspired by Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and influenced by the dark, urban horrors of Roman Polanski and David Lynch, Heitor Dhalia’s widescreen directorial debut has all the makings of a cult classic. Nightmarish characters, eerie cinematography and set design, techno drug culture, and violent Japanese-style animation fuse to create a twisted urban fairy tale of which Edgar Allen Poe would be proud.