Tag Archives: Hermila Guedes

That stench, of a rotting world… “Baixio das Bestas” [2006 Brazil]

So exclaims Heitor to his neighbour and friend Mario, referring to falling standards of honour and respect within society. He ticks off a ‘permissive’ culture with ‘loose morals’, and castigates skimpily clad hostesses appearing on TV. He alleges that these occurrences are … Continue reading

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Ennui of an upwardly mobile woman – “Era uma vez eu, Verônica” [2012 Brazil]

Marcelo Gomes is another talented writer-director from the north of Brazil, and while I’m still discovering his filmography, his latest film, “Era uma vez eu, Verônica” [Eng. Title: Once Upon a Time Was I, Veronica] showcases his credentials as … Continue reading

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