Genre: Fantasy/ Horror/ Drama
Runtime: 127 min.
Director: Anita Rocha da Silveira
Screenplay: Anita Rocha da Silveira
Producer: Tarcila Jacob, Mayra Auad
Production Company: Bananeira Filmes
Cast: Mari Oliveira, Lara Tremouroux, Joana Medeiros, Felipe Frazão, Bruna Linzmeyer
Language: Brazilian Portuguese (English subtitles)
Mariana and her girlfriends live under societal pressures which expect all women to always be ‘the perfect woman’. In a world filled with passion and temptation, their girl gang must ensure everyone is following the path of the Lord; the path that pleases The Man and keeps them ‘safe’.
At night, masks on and fueled by the fear of being their true selves and the consequences this would have, the squad of believers roams the streets of Rio hunting and teaching a lesson to other women who have lost their way and turned to sin.
Medusa, the powerfully relevant satire and sophomore film by Brazilian director Anita Rocha da Silveira, arrives to open the doors of Lund Fantastic 2021 after its premiere in the Cannes Directors’ fortnight and should leave us all with a new-found sense of self-awareness.
The visually striking style, which incorporates nods to masters such as Argento, Carpenter and Kubrick, and the perfectly choreographed musical numbers will pull you in from beginning to end. Join us and dare to be awakened by the contagious screams of Empowerment that echo throughout Anita Rocha da Silveira’s visionary work.