June 20, 2024


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‘Medusa’ Trailer: Anita Rocha da Silveira Directs Feminist Cult Film

Unique: Anita Rocha da Silveira (“Destroy Me Remember to”) directs the Brazilian thriller, in theaters July 29.

You can run but you can not hide — not even behind a blank mask of devotion.

“Medusa,” Anita Rocha da Silveira’s long-awaited observe-up to her 2015 movie “Kill Me Remember to,” follows Mari (Mari Oliveira) as she harnesses her religious devotion into a “Purge”-esque rage towards sexually energetic sinners alongside an all-woman gang led by a male cult-like determine, performed by Thiago Fragoso. Nonetheless right after an assault leaves Mari physically scarred, her whole worldview is torn apart. The film premieres July 29. View the trailer completely on IndieWire underneath.

“Nightmares of repressed dreams and haunting visions of alluring temptation grow to be undeniable and the urge to scream and launch her paralyzing internal demons is extra powerful than ever in advance of,” the formal description of the movie reads. “A neon-tinged genre-bender that presents provocative type to the overpowering female fury coursing by means of fashionable lifetime, ‘Medusa’ dares us not to glance away.”

Lara Tremouroux, Joana Medeiros, Felipe Frazão, Bruna Linzmeyer, Carol Romano, and Isadora Ruppert also star.

“Medusa” was chosen for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, TIFF, and AFI Fest just before opening through Songs Box Movies July 29 at the Angelika in New York Town and the Laemmle Noho and Alamo Drafthouse DTLA in Los Angeles. A nationwide rollout will observe.

Related to Rocha da Silveira’s debut coming-of-age feature “Kill Me Be sure to,” sophomore film “Medusa” is set in modern day Brazil.

Writer-director Rocha da Silveira beforehand explained to Range that “Medusa” represents the cathartic releasing of “anger that women have been placing aside for decades, for generations” and cited Dario Argento’s “Suspiria” and Brian de Palma’s “Carrie” as aesthetic inspirations.

“We can launch this anger that we have to keep inside of since you’re advised you can’t converse out loud, you just can’t be outrageous, you have to be this managed girl that speaks in a reduced voice and doesn’t eliminate regulate,” Rocha da Silveira included. “I can be perceived as loud, as outrageous sometimes, but that’s fantastic with me.”

“‘Kill Me Please’ is as a lot a teenager motion picture as it is a horror motion picture, vacillating concerning the genres in such a way that you are reminded from one scene to an additional how equivalent the two seriously are — when you are in large college, is a knife-wielding psycho actually any scarier a prospect than the acceptance of your friends?” IndieWire critic Michael Nordine wrote in the critique of the filmmaker’s initial slasher flick. “‘Kill Me Please’ oozes style even as it betrays its influences (namely the sweet-coated nightmares of David Lynch), with a wonderfully odd ending that feels inevitable even if it does not make instant rational perception — which is to say, it is a whole lot like so lots of other vital moments of expanding up.”

“Medusa” premieres in choose theaters July 29.

Check out out the trailer below.


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