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‘Invisible City’: Netflix Combines Murder Mystery with Brazilan Folklore

‘Invisible City’: Netflix Combines Murder Mystery with Brazilan Folklore

Photo: ‘Invisible City’/Netflix The last decade has seen a resurgence in fairytale narratives - and not just the live-action, Disney-flavoured kind. The culture saw a shift to darker interpretations of this folklore, with films such as, ‘Red Riding Hood’ (2011), ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ (2012), and ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ (2013). Television got in on this trend too, with the lighter fare of ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ and the darker, police procedural ‘Grimm’, the latter of which traced fairytale creatures back to their European roots. ‘Invisible City’ is Brazil’s answer to this trend. Taking prompts from Brazilian folklore, program creator Carlos Saldanha weaves an environmental police officer’s investigation into his wife’s death with carefully crafted mythology, stunning visuals, and a talented cast. Related article: New Releases: Your Comprehensive Guide to Every New Movie Coming Out in February 2021 Related article: Record Breaker: Anime ‘Demon Slayer’ Beats ‘Spirited

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