Famous and the Dead Review
Famous and the Dead Feature
A 16-year-old Bob Dylan fan, known only by his online handle Mr. Tambourine Man, lives with his mother in the remote countryside of Southern Brazil. Devastated by the loss of his father and trapped in a village he dubs the hole in the world, his only contact to the outside world is via the internet.
The arrival of two mysterious figures, the spirit guide Jingle Jangle and her companion Julian, ignites both a fear and a fascination that draws him into their seductive nether world.
Adapted from the novel by Ismeal Caneppele, Esmir Filho s much anticipated debut is a subdued, soulful and dreamily opaque tale that mines the themes of adolescent uncertainty and burgeoning queer sexual desire.