Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Brazilian director Glauber Rocha has come up with a confusing socio-political film, a visual and musical collage that bombards the senses. Opening scenes show Native Brazilians dancing in a frenzy, and then those scenes fade into a wild Mardi Gras carnival. After this introduction, two opposing politicos and sensuous, flamboyant women present visual contrasts as a historian comments on the history of the country. In the background is the modern city of Brazilia, a fitting setting for this kaleidoscope of images.