I miss many a good movie on Mubi, but then again I miss just as many on the boundless depths of the watch lists of streaming services as HBO and Netflix. Luckily I caught this remarkable one just before it passed my event horizon. If you like movies a little out of the ordinary don't miss RIO 2096: A STORY OF LOVE AND FURY if you ever get the opportunity to watch it
Loved it. This might sound bad, and I don't mean it that way, but more than anything I'm impressed they pulled it off without it being hokey. I tried to write time-traveling romance when I was a teenager and it was awful, so hat's off. This is a great gateway to history, not only of Brazil, but any struggles for social justice, and a reminder that you're writing it every day.
The film provides interesting context on the history of Brazil and how various points in history bleed into and reflect upon one another. Very engaging and ambitious, though possibly to a fault. The animation took some getting used to on my part, and never truly dazzled me, but was still used effectively for the story they wished to tell and the themes of rebirth and retribution that run throughout.
I can't comment on the film's accuracy but the film is really ambitious, and pulls it off for the most part, which is impressive especially in its short time (to these non-Brazilian's eyes, anyway). The other reviewer is right about uh, how every reincarnation is on a lighter-skinned body, which I guess speaks to how the country identifies itself?
FNC '13 Incredible achievement in animated storytelling. Luiz Bolognesi's history lesson/ fantasy story is one of the strongest films to emerge on the festival scene this year. 600 years of Brazilian history are seen through the eyes of a young Indian sworn to battle the emergence of evil. From the early settlement wars, to genocide, to student protests in '68 to an imagined water deprived future: awe inspiring.