Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Black God, White Devil) (1964)

This is the 2nd film in the trilogy of Glauber Rocha presented in the 23rd european film festival. I am afraid that there is no courage to see the 3rd one!

In Black God, White Devil, up to a certain point, things were pretty clear and well portrayed. After that, there was too much symbolism to be digested (at least by me). It was a tiring film that the black-and-white and the sound of guns firing all the time made very difficult to follow what the director wanted to say.

Entranced Earth was a much, much better film.

My rating: 04/10

Terra em Transe (Entranced Earth) (1967)

Entranced Earth by Glauber Rocha is a film about a fictitious country. Nowhere the things said about politics, their forces, the role of the church, multinational companies, the syndicates, the people, the media, the ‘enlightened’ artists and finally the power that every one is after, were said in a better way.

The film is in back and white. Sometimes it is tiring, especially because of its soundtrack. You may want to see it twice, since there is so much said that one ‘reading’ may not be enough.

My rating: 08/10

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