The Lion Has Seven Heads (1970) - Glauber Rocha
I'm beginning to wonder if I should've just started a thread for Brazilian films. This well known but little seen Rocha film is remarkable from beginning to end. So much of the film seemed familiar right from the start yet it was like nothing I'd ever seen. I wonder how heavy Godard influenced Rocha or vise versa. The film did have French and Italian funding and much of it was in French, including another bizarre Jean Pierre Leaud performance. There are direct camera addresses, long takes, iconoclastic imagery, and a naked white girl in a cage, what's not to love? Like all Rocha films I saw this in an extremely grainy version with impossible to read subtitles, but like the three previous Rocha films I've seen it didn't distract me, in some ways it almost seemed to help the film.