Marighella

Marighella is an urgent film in its commitment and cinematic intensity, and it could hardly be more timely.

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Marighella

MARIGHELLA is set in 1969 and is based on the life of Afro-Brazilian politician and guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella. Facing a violent military dictatorship and with little support from a timid opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella organizes a resistance movement. Alongside revolutionaries 30 years younger than him and willing to fight, the revolutionary leader opts for action.

The film is adapted from the biography
Marighella - O Guerrilheiro que Incendiou o Mundo, by Mario Magalhaes. Brazilian musical artist, songwriter, and actor Seu Jorge plays the title role.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama, History, Politics & World Affairs
Runtime
155
Language
Portuguese
Director
Wagner Moura
Writer(s)
Felipe Braga, Wagner Moura
Cast
Seu Jorge, Adriana Esteves, Bruno Gagliasso, Humberto Carrão, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos
FEATURED REVIEW
Louis Proyect, Counterpunch.org

“Marighella” hearkens back to the best political films of the 1960s like Gillo Pontecorvo’s “The Battle of Algiers” and Costa-Gravas’s “State of Siege”. Set in 1968, it tells the story of Carlos Marighella’s desperate struggle against the military dictatorship in Brazil. Founder and leader of Ação ...

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