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Hello Offers Plenty to Enjoy in Abstract Horror

As an independent filmmaker working in horror, there are many ways in which a director can create atmosphere and tension with inventive editing and camerawork. In Hello, director Nikhail Asnani creates an abstract piece that uses loops of the central character’s voice (speaking “Hello” in different languages) to set the mood for the piece. It sure has a Beatles’ “Revolution 9” feel with the way the repetition affects the viewer.

BACURAU an Exercise in Sustained Tension

Director Kleber Mendonça Filho’s (Aquarias) latest film (co-directed with Juliano Dornellos) is a meditation on the socio-political state in Brazil, the importance of community, and the effects of violence. Shortlisted for Brazil’s official entry for best foreign language film for the 2020 Academy Awards, Bacurau has garnered acclaim from audiences and critics alike since its premiere at Cannes, where it tied for a Jury Prize.

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