Mariah TeixeiraStill: Riff-Raff
Mariah Teixeira at IFFR
Bog of Beasts
Ruthless edge of the life of a young Brazilian girl growing up in a society shaped by violence and sexual abuse. Assis doesn’t leave much doubt about her future and shows Brazil at a moral all-time low.
An eccentric family with a mission travels through dictatorial Brazil to save humanity from destruction. In this Dadaist, cheerful/nihilist film trip, director Tavinho Teixeira also plays the role of travel guide along a colourful parade of sailors, whores, generals, corrupt priests and trigger-happy nuns.
Struggling to get on with her day, Carmen faces up to a city tense with conflict, brutality and looming violence.