Film Series: Brazil

1985. UK. Dir: Terry Gilliam. With Jonathan Pryce. 132 min. 35mm print.

 

A sheepish government peon with grand romantic dreams attempts to correct a simple paperwork error only to find himself hurled into a treacherous world of terrorism, torture, and plastic surgery. Elaborate production design, hysterical performances and manically kinetic direction mark a fantastical satire of bureaucracy gone wrong.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5