For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro

Glauber Rocha Brasil, 1969

Greg S.'s rating of the film Antonio das Mortes

The film unfolds like a religious sacrament or better yet a blood sacrifice set to folk song calling for a revolution. The bulk of the film Rocha utilizes color and staging to turn individual shots into into religious paintings composing his characters like icons. These ideals are almost systematically crushed and martyred when the characters struggle for power turns into a mini apocalypse. Masterpiece.