Vitalina Varela

Vitalina Varela Portugal (2019) Dir. Pedro Costa Everyone handles grief in different ways but it is fair to say the circumstances behind the cause of this grief often dictates a lot of how we react to it. Learning something about the person you are mourning that shocks you to the core is a prime example. … Continue reading Vitalina Varela

The Portuguese Nun (A Religiosa Portuguesa)

The Portuguese Nun (A Religiosa Portuguesa) Portugal/France (2009) Dir. Eugène Green Sometimes one comes watches a film where it becomes apparent quite quickly that being on the same wavelength as the director is an intrinsic factor in how much one enjoys it or gets something from it. For this writer The Portuguese Nun from French … Continue reading The Portuguese Nun (A Religiosa Portuguesa)

Tabu

Tabu Portugal (2012) Dir. Miguel Gomes In small housing complex in Lisbon retiree Pilar (Teresa Madruga) finds herself forced to devote more time to her elderly neighbour Aurora (Laura Soveral), whose increasingly paranoid and erratic behaviour sees her at odds with her black maid Santa (Isabel Muñoz Cardoso). Aurora is convinced that her daughter and … Continue reading Tabu

Eccentricities Of A Blonde Haired Girl (Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura)

Eccentricities Of A Blonde Haired Girl (Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura) Portugal (2009) Dir. Manoel de Oliveira On a train heading to Algarve a young accountant, Macário (Ricardo Trêpa), tells the lady (Leonor Silveira) he is sitting next to why he is in such a downbeat mood. It revolves around Macário working for his uncle … Continue reading Eccentricities Of A Blonde Haired Girl (Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura)