Lion Has Seven Heads
DIRECTOR: GLAUBER ROCHA
CAST: JEAN-PIERRE LéAUD, JEAN-PIERRE LéAUD
Cinema Novo pioneer Glauber Rocha (Black God, White Devil, Antonio das Mortes) was in exile from his native Brazil, then under a military dictatorship, when he shot this coruscating anti-colonial drama in the Congo, pitting a white preacher of apocalypse against a Latin American revolutionary fermenting African liberation.
Lion Has Seven Heads is screening as part of Metrograph A to Z, a collection of films we think everybody should see.