Brazil (BFI Film Classics)

Director: Terry Gilliam

By Paul McAuley

British Film Institute

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Widely believed to be Terry Gilliam’s best film, Brazil‘s brilliantly imaginative vision of a retro-futuristic bureaucracy has had a lasting influence on genre cinema. Exploring its complex history and relationship with other dystopias, Paul McAuley explains why this satire on the unchecked power of the state is more relevant than ever.