Medusa
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    Medusa

    Directed by

    Brazil

    2021

    127 min

    • Brazilian
    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Today, Brazil. Mariana, 21 years old, belongs to a world where she must do her utmost to keep up the appearance of a perfect woman. In order to resist temptation, she and her girlfriends try their best to control everything and everyone around them. And that includes the town sinners. At night, the girl squad put on masks, hunt and beat up all women who have deviated from the right path. However, the day will come when the urge to scream will be stronger than it ever has been…

    Awards

    • Best Direction - Sitges FF
    • Best Supporting Actress - Rio IFF
    • Best Film - Rio IFF
    • Best Director - Rio IFF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Mari Oliveira
    Lara Tremouroux
    Joana Medeiros
    Felipe Frazão
    Bruna Linzmeyer
    Thiago Fragoso
    Screenplay
    Anita Rocha da Silveira
    Cinematography
    João Atala
    Editing
    Marilia Moraes
    Music
    Bernardo Uzeda
    Anita Rocha da Silveira
    Sales
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    Production
    MYMAMA ENTERTAINMENT
    Production
    BANANEIRA FILMES

    Press

    Hers is a towering performance of authenticity and uncertainty as she broaches the world with unveiled vision to see God’s greed is darkness and humanity’s pleasure is light.

    The Film Stage

    Anita Rocha da Silveira

    Anita Rocha da Silveira

    Brazil

    MEDUSA is a horror-musical-comedy set in an alternate universe yet inspired by the conservative rise we experienced in Brazil and its effects on the youth. My desire is to bring laughter, tension, joy and a bit of lust to the audience. I want people to free themselves from the control others and society have on them, even if only for a few seconds, and scream.

    Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Anita Rocha da Silveira has written and directed three short-films: THE NOON VAMPIRE (2008), HANDBALL (2010), FIPRESCI Award at the Int. Short FF Oberhausen, and THE LIVING DEAD (2012), Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Her first feature KILL ME PLEASE (2015) was screened at the Orizzonti section at Venice IFF, New Directors/New Films and SXSW, among others. MEDUSA (2021) is her second feature and premiered last July at Cannes Quinzaine des Réalisateurs and won Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress at Rio IFF.

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