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A young woman leads a vigilante girl gang enforcing Christian standards in Brazil.


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The Brazilian movie that won the 2021 San Sebastián International Film Festival, 'Medusa' is a film that reflects with poetry, cruelty and accuracy about the dark times that Brazil experienced in the late 2010s and early 2020s. The story ultimately reflects on the Christian influence on Brazilian society by following Mariana's journey, a young woman who does whatever it takes to stay within the standards of that Christian society - even forcing other people to adhere to those standards, enforcing them with a kind of gang reminiscent of 'A Clockwork Orange'. With touches of horror, filmmaker Anita Rocha da Silveira looks with concern at this religious influence in Brazil, but always pointing out how it ends up being an artificial construction that affects everyone.



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By day, Mari and her friends broadcast their spiritual devotion through pastel pinks and catchy evangelical songs about purity and perfection, and by night they form a vigilante girl gang, prowling the streets in search of sinners who have deviated from the rightful path.

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