Glauber Rocha, Brazil, 1967, 111 min, In Portuguese with English Subtitles
Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Nominates for Palm d’Or, Cannes FF 1967; Golden Leopard, Locarno FF 1967
A part of Tribute to Glauber Rocha
Sunday, 3 November 2013, 1:00 PM, Carlton Cinema
As one of the best examples of Brazilian Cinema Novo, Entranced Earth examines the power struggle in a society oppressed by corrupt politics.
In the fictitious Latin American country of Eldorado, the anarchist journalist Paulo Martins, supported by revolutionary forces, fights against two equally corrupted politicians who used to be Paulo’s former friends. The story is told in flashback by Paulo who explains how he got into supporting a conservative party leader, but then decided to support the liberal candidate. When the winning politician reneges upon his campaign promises the disillusioned writer is convinced to correct what he did wrong. But, in this complex tropical reality, nothing really is what it seems to be.