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Bicho de Sete Cabeças ("Brainstorm") (2001)

A 2001 Brazilian drama film directed by Laís Bodanzky

Wednesday, May 02, 2012
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
James Bridges Theater
Melnitz Hall 1409

Neto is a middle-class teenager in search of thrills and freedom. Unfortunately, his father decides to send him to a mental institution after finding a marijuana joint in his coat pocket.  Admitted to the mental hospital, Neto begins to recognize a completely absurd and inhumane reality in which people are devoured by a corrupt and cruel asylum system. Forcibly administered psychoactive drugs to calm him down, Neto has trouble re-adapting to "free" society.

Shot in documentary-style, the film showcases director Laís Bodanzky’s ability to create and transmit the sensation of Neto’s distorted reality.

74 minutes | In Portuguese with English Subtitles

Watch Trailer:

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Cost : Free and open to the public


Download file: Brainstorm-s5-u0g.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Brazilian Studies, Consulate General of Brazil - Los Angeles

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