Monday, June 16, 2014

475. Terra em Transe

Terra em Transe
Earth Entranced or Entranced Earth
1967
Directed by Glauber Rocha













I am not going to lie to you guys, this one was a bore.  I tried to pay attention and enjoy myself since this is one of the few Brazilian films on The List.  Unfortunately, I kept tuning in and out and have subsequently put off writing this review, since I have no idea how to write a plot summary.

Ugh, how do I even bullshit this?  Someone didn't want a war but another guy thought it was for the greater good, I guess?  If anyone wants to do a better job than I did here, feel free to enlighten everyone (including me) in the comments section.

What can I say about a movie that left absolutely no impression on me?  I wish that it had, since I always like experiencing cinema from across the world (*winks to camera*).  Just dull and confusing; I would advise my readers to take a pass on this one.

RATING: *----

Interesting Facts:

Initially forbidden to be shown in Brazil.

4 comments:

  1. MMmmm.. I certainly was nowhere near the edge of my seat with this one.. and, to be honest, I'm (at this distance) struggling to separate out this and at least one other Brazilian film.
    Pause. I have just had a look at IMDb.. and for the life of me.. I don't recognise much of it..
    Perhaps that says something

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I have a feeling this one will fade from my memory very quickly.

      Delete
  2. If you want to make a political allegory, going avantgarde is a very poor idea. Eisenstein tried and failed and so did these people. Comedy is a far better tool.

    ReplyDelete