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The tragic mafia

VENEZIA: Mafia and corruption were recurring themes in several films at the Venice Film Festival in September. But why are so many attracted to power, when it so easily corrupts over time?

Can a bunch of films at the annual Venice Film Festival suggest something about power in our time? Possibly. Let's see how they deal with the tragic power:

The Portuguese movie A cure (the Domain) by Tiago Guedes is similar to Italian Bertolucci's epic 1900 – where you follow rulers and subjects for generations. For almost three hours we follow A cure ("Domain") the story of the wealthy Fernandes family. 1946: The father raises his son João – hard-handed. 1973: Portugal's nepotistic and fascist political upper class presses the new head of the family with adults João Fernandes (played by Albano Jerónimo) to support them – he refuses despite being related to them; he is not corrupt.

A Shepherd (the Domain)

Then the Portuguese carnation revolution overthrows the authoritarian regime of Estado Novo in 1974 – as we see in the film, where the rich fascists have to flee. . .



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Truls Liehttp: /www.moderntimes.review/truls-lie
Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

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