Ilha das Flores (1989)
Isle of Flowers
Ilha das Flores is a short film that is a sort of social documentary with biting criticism of civilization’s hierarchical system (meritocracy out of control with no empathy) and capitalism sprinkled with irony. Though ostensibly about the journey of a tomato, it’s beautiful and devastatingly horrific and truthful. The film ends with an ironic reference to a poem by the Brazilian bourgeois poet Cecília Benevides Meireles, who is considered one of the most important poets of the second phase of the Brazilian Modernism:
“Freedom” is a word that fires the dreams of human beings. No-one can explain what it means, and no-one understands it.
(text stolen and slightly modified from here)
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