3 March 2014

Brazil 3

Over the past few months we’ve screened an array of films which look at the world of work, life in an office, the struggle to find work, a portrait of those at the top and now we look to the future with the dystopian Brazil.

Brazil paints a “grotesque picture of a dictatorial society where, despite being technologically advanced, nothing is stable or reliable. Arbitrariness rules the world and concrete architectural spaces are used in perplexing ways.”

Gilliam’s masterpiece questions the idea that technological advances are always positive innovations and considers the chaos and madness that face a society that relies so heavily on technology.

Jonathan Pryce stars as a timid and contented underachiever who attempts to pursue the girl of his dreams whilst facing off against the all-pervasive bureaucratic system that controls their society. 

On it’s release in 1985, the film was called ‘visionary’, ‘chillingly hilarious’, and ‘a ferociously creative black comedy’. 

Tickets for the screening are available now from the Box Office, by phone on 0871 902 5737 and online. For more information about Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life, please visit the exhibition’s project page.