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Quebrando Mitos

A filmmaker exposes the fragile and catastrophic masculinity of Brazil's far-right President.


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"Quebrando Mitos" is a powerful film that explores the catastrophic and fragile masculinity of Jair Bolsonaro from the perspective of an LGBT couple. Directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade and starring actor and singer Fernando Siqueira, the film is a poignant and thought-provoking commentary on the current political climate in Brazil. The film's cinematography is stunning, capturing the beauty and complexity of Brazil's diverse landscape. The performances by the cast are exceptional, with Siqueira delivering a particularly moving portrayal of a man struggling to come to terms with his own identity in the face of societal pressure. What sets "Quebrando Mitos" apart, however, is its willingness to tackle difficult and controversial subject matter head-on. The film does not shy away from the harsh realities of life for LGBT individuals in Brazil, nor does it sugarcoat the political climate that has given rise to figures like Bolsonaro. Overall, "Quebrando Mitos" is a must-see film that offers a powerful and timely commentary on the state of Brazil today. It is a testament to the power of cinema to provoke thought and inspire change.



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The documentary aims to open the world’s eyes to the fragile and “catastrophic masculinity” of Brazil’s current President Jair Bolsonaro, a fanatical far-right politician who can best be described as the Brazilian Donald Trump — and who is up for a second term this October. The story is told through the lens of the critically acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker and LGBTQ activist Fernando Grostein Andrade (“Abe” Sundance 19), who directed, wrote, and produced the feature alongside his creative partner Fernando Siqueira.

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