How Brazil Got Its Sci-Fi Dystopia Right

Following a common trope of the sci-fi genre, Terry Gilliam’s 1985 sci-fi, Brazil, depicts a dystopian future. In this video essay, Georg Rockall-Schmidt examines what makes Gilliam’s portrayal of the future so much closer to reality than many of its sci-fi counterparts.


Criterion Collection


Fantasy Sci-Fi


Post-Apocalyptic & Dystopian Sci-Fi


Terry Gilliam