Medusa ★★★

"Hell is a teenage girl” is a statement that the group of devout young Christian women in Anita Rocha da Silveira’s highly stylised second feature would no doubt take offence at, while at the same time, would ironically go to extreme lengths to corroborate. Singing the Lord’s praises by day at a neon-soaked, flashy church, and turning into a vigilante gang roaming the streets by night, this elite group of young women known in their community as The Treasures is dedicated to violently attacking those they deem to be sinners and sluts. Because what better way to convince women to accept Jesus into their hearts than to (checks notes) …beat them into submission?

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