The class struggle permeates every time period, and in each political and social era it is reconfigured in new ways—though never not cruelly. This reality is at the root of All the Dead Ones, which had its world premiere in the official competition of the 2020 Berlinale. In this impressive film, Marco Dutra (Good Manners) and Caetano Gotardo (The Moving Creatures) join creative forces to offer a strong female-driven historical drama, which unfolds at the edges of the stories of two clans: a white aristocratic family and a formerly enslaved Black family. The film makes clear how the abolition of slavery has not meant the destruction of racism and social discrimination. The past never ends—it always catches up to us, no matter where we are.