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‘Brimstone & Glory’ Trailer: The Team Behind ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ Craft an Exhilarating Documentary

Viktor Jakovleski crafts his very own "Samsara" with this breathtaking look at the National Pyrotechnic Festival.

"Brimestone & Glory"

“Brimestone & Glory”

One of the best documentaries to emerge from Hot Docs this year was Viktor Jakovleski’s “Brimstone & Glory,” which finds the director evoking the visual and aural sensations of “Samsara” and “Baraka” by taking a look at the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexio. More than than three quarters of Tultepec’s residents work in pyrotechnics, and each year the population comes together in celebration of San Juan de Dios for a larger-than-life fireworks festival.

The documentary counts “Beasts of the Southern Wild” director Benh Zeitlin as one of its producers. The Oscar nominee helped bring the project to life with his regular Court 13 collective and co-composed the original score with Dan Rohmer.

Oscilloscope is releasing ‘Brimstone & Glory’ in theaters on October 27. Watch the trailer below.

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