Yesterday There Were Strange Things in the Sky

Yesterday There Were Strange Things in the Sky ★★★½

Brazilian 2020 ghost story: just moving along with the certainty that eberything will workout eventually despite all the decay and increasing breakdown because there should be something just outside the frame (perhaps a flying saucer) that will suddenly allow things to make some sense. Trauma and escape together and inseparable. The tension between the description of daily routine and the promise of fiction gives it a lot of energy and the moments when it goes all-in in either direction are very thrilling. Extra points for been the most São Paulo movie anyone has made in São Paulo in ages, a fascinating portrait of a specfic slice of life long left behind by usual discourse.

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