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21-year-old Mariana (Mari Oliveira) is a member of a repressive patriarchal Christian sect. By day, she and her girlfriends cultivate the image of the perfect woman; at night, they don masks to become a brutal vigilante gang, mercilessly prowling the city for women they deem to be sinners. But when a confrontation goes violently wrong, deadly tensions emerge between Mariana and her pious sisters. An electrifying assault on the senses, Medusa is a nightmarish psychological thriller.

Writer & Director

Anita Rocha da Silveira




Music Box Films



Reclaim The Frame Event

Medusa + Q&A

14 Jul 2023

Join us for live, virtual, post-screening discussions with Writer/Director Anita Rocha da Silveira! Showroom Cinema - Friday July 14, 18:00 (Moderated by Toni Lee and in partnership with Celluloid Scream) ICA London - Friday July 14, 20:20 (Moderated by Natalia Christofoletti Barrenha) Time & Location 14 July 18:00 / 20:20 Select RTF partner cinemas


Medusa and neon-lit churches turned political headquarters

By Rafa Sales Ross

When Anita Rocha da Silveira’s piercing suspense Medusa began its festival run at the prestigious Director’s Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film Festival in July of 2021, Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the President of Brazil. The country still found itself in deep mourning for the thousands who lost their lives to COVID-19, with many citizens blaming the haunting number of victims (which currently sits at a staggering 700 thousand) on Bolsonaro’s loose grip on the public policies around isolation and vaccination.

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