Neon Bull ★★★★

A sensual, proactive and lyrical drama

"Neon Bull is a poetic drama which mixes one man’s fantasy with the rather brutal life of the rodeo. Iremar’s unusual dream plays out in luscious colours in an almost dream-like tableau. This is in stark contrast to the hyper-macho world he lives in. Mascaro focuses on the thinly-knit relationship between the small group, who have little in common except for their shared struggle to eke out a living. Neon Bull shows a side of Brazil you don’t normally see. A film made with great humanity, honesty and panache."