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BRAZIL (1985) - Terry Gilliam Season

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  • dir. Terry Gilliam
  • year. 1985
  • country. UK
  • run time. 132 min
  • certificate. 15

£6 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 7pm - Film 8pm

If we had to define one film as Terry Gilliam's absolute masterpiece it would be Brazil. The plot seems so simple: a bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state. Yet Gilliam's style prevents this more being a simple tale of the little man against the State, as we follow Sam Lowry's journey through a bizarre, Kafta-esque world. All Sam wants to do is fly away and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams - when he meets her on his travels, things get even more complicated. 

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Gilliam’s dystopian epic remains among his best, blending his trademark visual inventiveness with a vicious brand of social satire. Unique and essential
— Empire
The movie is awash in elaborate special effects, sensational sets, apocalyptic scenes of destruction and a general lack of discipline. It’s as if Gilliam sat down and wrote out all of his fantasies, heedless of production difficulties, and then they were filmed - this time, heedless of sense
— Roger Ebert
TERRY GILLIAM’S ‘’Brazil,’’ a jaunty, wittily observed vision of an extremely bleak future, is a superb example of the power of comedy to underscore serious ideas, even solemn ones
— New York Times