In the State of Bahia, Brazil, an educated black man returns to his home fishing village to try and free people from mysticism, in particular the Candomblé religion, which he considers a factor of political and social oppression, with tragic outcome.
Film ini tidak sedang tayang di MUBI, tetapi ada 30 film bagus lainnya.
Rocha shot the film entirely on location, giving BARRAVENTO the feel of an ethnographic documentary; at the same time, his striking, even Wellesian visual compositions grant the film a distinctly modernist air.
Maybe Rocha's best film this is like "La Terra Trema" going Latin America. Splendidly shot in b/w it combines brisk rhythm with elegant pans and offers an original interpetation of radical politics in a post-colonial collective identity struggle. Not making concessions to the locals for their petty-interests and lack of vision, it moves in how the master-slave dialectic unfolds in a community ravaged by misery.
"a:they´ve even invented a new word "subversive individual". b: it sounds important" // The word Candomblé means "dance in honour of the gods" (and dance was everywhere in the film, even in the fighting scenes)
El eterno enfrentamiento entre la civilización y la barbarie es el centro de esta historia que aprovecha en reflejar una mirada juiciosa a estos dos mundos distintos, pero que comparten una tragedia innata que deriva al hombre a su autodestrucción.