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Mysteries of Lisbon

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    2011

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A film by Raúl Ruiz
Starring Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme, Afonso Pimentel

Raul Ruiz’s masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco) evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.

The most glorious achievement of Raúl Ruiz’s prodigious career and one of the first cinematic masterpieces of this century.Film Comment

 

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Production Year
2010
Country of Production
Portugal
Languages
Portuguese, French with English subtitles

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

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