Light In Darkness (Luz Nas Trevas )
Directed by Helena Ignez, Icaro Martins | BRAZIL | 2010 | 83min | Subtitled | (Q&A)
This existential and comically political narrative is set in the colorful backdrop of civil unrest in São Paulo, Brazil, during a time when prisons were filled and the law was unjust. LIGHT IN DARKNESS follows the trajectory of two of the country’s most notorious criminals. While the Red Light Bandit (Ney Matogrosso) sits in the cell of a maximum-security prison recollecting his career and reading philosophy, his son, an outlaw known as All or Nothing (Andre Guerreiro Lopes), follows in his father’s footsteps leading a life of violence, women, and excess. Through flashbacks and comic book imagery, we experience the multitude of influences on the revolutionary minds in a city infected with corruption. Both the Red Light Bandit and All or Nothing are recognized as celebrities amongst the poor, only feeding a desire for more crime. In an ironic turn of events, justice is served, leading the estranged father and son to learn more about one another than they ever expected. - Tara Perillo
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