Revolves around the love between an immortal hero and Janaína, the woman he has been in love with for 600 years, through Brazil’s colonization, slavery, military regime and the future, in 2096, in the midst of wars for water.
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A unique storytelling that weaves a thread through the history of Brazil. After every trough of fury, there is a crest of love that brings back a glimmer of hope. This movie touches the heart of the viewer at multiple levels - which one are you ready for?
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.
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.
Uh, wow. A thoroughly depressing and yet somehow hopeful examination of the evils of colonialism and capitalism, and the communities that continue to resist them. A challenging animation that serves simultaneously as indictment and call to action.
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