8º – The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933)
Adapted from the book by H. Wells, ‘The Invisible Man’ is a study of the concept of power as a destructive force. We will see a scientist succumb to his greed by recognition, entering a great circus of senseless bizarrices, completely losing his contact with sanity
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7º – Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
Nurturing a serious compulsion for sex, Brandon has his private and professional life compromised as time progresses. However, he manages to keep up appearances by hiding his habits from others. Brandon’s collapse to madness happens when his sister, with whom he has a complicated relationship, visits him. From that moment, something breaks in Brandon’s head. The man enters an increasingly destructive routine, losing control over his actions and suffering for not being able to reverse the situation. ‘Shame’ has a brilliant direction by Steve McQueen and a superb performance by Michael Fassbender.
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