This sounds good. In its Cinémathèque – World Cinema Series, the National Museum of Singapore is screening Macunaíma, a 1969 Brazilian picaresque with "over-the-top, farcical acting, frequent nudity and hang-loose, anarchic vibe". Joaquim Pedro de Andrade directs the tale of the titular hero who emerges from his mother fully grown and lives with two brothers, one white and the other black. Born black, Macunaíma later turns white and leaves his jungle hut for São Paolo for life as a fop. He hooks up with a sexy urban guerilla, encounters witches and giants. There's copious nudity as well as pervasive cannibalism to please viewers with raw appetites. It sounds like a good hour or more of raucous respite from the arbitrary order that rues each day. Too bad the craziness will likely not survive the night, for its magic is too brief and too meek in its preference for persuasion over power to overcome the mad drive for control and command that market forces seek over all matters of life and realms of unfettered imagination. Macunaíma screens on 13 January at 7.30 pm.