Music Box takes on Brazilian fantasy horror film ‘Medusa’ – The Hollywood Reporter

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Music Box Films has acquired the North American rights to Astonished, a fantasy horror film with a satirical edge from Brazilian director Anita Rocha da Silveira.

Astonished, the sequel to da Silveira in its well-received debut Please kill me, premiered in Cannes as part of the Directors’ Fortnight and had its North American premiere in Toronto. The film will be screened at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles on November 13.

Astonished stars Mari Oliveira as Mariana, a 21-year-old woman who tries to keep appearances and resist temptation, especially of a sexual nature. At night, she and her girlfriends team up, put on masks, and go hunting down and beating up the women they feel have strayed from the right path.

AstonishedThe bold comments on social and political trends in Brazil will resonate with the American public who can recognize the troubling parallels in this country, ”said Brian Andreotti, Head of Acquisitions at Music Box, which negotiated the deal for the film with Martin Gondre and Charles Bin from Belgium. sale outfit based on Best Friend Forever. “Anita is an exciting filmmaker with a very original voice, and we are delighted to present her provocative and aesthetically striking film to a wider audience.”

Music Box Films is planning a theatrical release in summer 2022 for Astonished followed by a home entertainment arc.

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