Ilha das Flores (1989)

Isle of Flowers

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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 CecĂ­lia 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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Info: IMDB, Wikipedia

2 Responses to “Ilha das Flores (1989)”

  1. The right translation is: “Freedom … which no one can explain but everyone can understand.”

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