Date: 05/21/2024 at 4PM ET / 1PM PT
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In a career full of wildly imaginative films, BRAZIL stands tall as Terry Gilliam’s most complete and satisfying vision. Inspired by George Orwell’s 1984 (BRAZIL was originally titled 1984 1/2 but was changed after Michael Radford’s direct cinematic adaptation of the novel beat BRAZIL to theaters by a year), this pitch-black dystopian comedy about a bureaucrat (Sir Jonathan Pryce) who dreams of escaping his monotonous life has had a profound influence on decades of subsequent films. BRAZIL pops with the thrill of invention and is grounded with a profound sense of humanity by Sir Jonathan Pryce in his breakout performance. An oddly timely and prophetic vision of the now-past future (or was it always past?), BRAZIL has revealed itself to be a warning of forthcoming history that’s both deeply disturbing and insanely entertaining. 


Sir Jonathan Pryce

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Sir Jonathan Pryce is an actor best known for his roles in film and theatre. Knighted for his services to drama and winner of two Tony and Olivier Awards, Pryce is equally renowned for his work onscreen in such films as BRAZIL, EVITA, the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, CARRINGTON (Cannes Best Actor Award), and THE TWO POPES (Oscar nom) and in such TV shows as GAME OF THRONES and THE CROWN. His TV work has earned him two Emmy nominations.