Original Name: Medusa
English Name: Medusa
Year: 2021
Run time: 127 min
Language: Brazilian-Portuguese
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Brazil
Director: Anita Rocha Da Silveira
Producer: Vania Catani
Cast: Mari Oliveira, Lara Tremouroux, Joana Medeiros, Felipe Frazão, Bruna G, Carol Romano, João Vithor Oliveira, Bruna Linzmeyer, Thiago Fragoso
Screenplay: Anita Rocha Da Silveira
Cinematographer: João Atala
Editor: Marilia Moraes
Sound Designer: Bernardo Uzeda
Music Composer: Bernardo Uzeda and Anita Rocha da Silveira
Costume Designer: Paula Ströher
Production Designer: Dina Salem Levy
Production Company: Bananeira Filmes
World Sales: Best Friend Forever
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  • Cannes FF 2021
  • AFI 2021
  • Raindance 2021
  • Toronto IFF 2021
  • IFF Rotterdam 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2015 Kill Me Please
  • 2012 The Living Dead (short)
  • 2010 Handball (short)
  • 2008 The Noon Vampire (short)

Director’s Biography:

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Anita Rocha da Silveira has written, directed and edited three short-films: The Noon Vampire (2008), Handball (2010), and The Living Dead (2012). Her first feature Kill me Please (2015) was screened at the Orizzonti section at Venice IFF, New Directors/New Films and SXSW, among others. Medusa is Anita’s second feature film


Today, Brazil.

Mariana, 21 years old, belongs to a world where she must do her utmost to keep up the appearance of a perfect woman. In order to resist temptation, she and her girlfriends try their best to control everything and everyone around them. And that includes the town sinners. At night, their girls squad put on masks, hunt and beat up all women who had deviated from the right path. However, the day will come when the urge to scream will be stronger than it ever has been…