Young French actress Julie de Hauranne speaks Portuguese like her mother but has never been to Lisbon. She arrives in the city for the first time just as they are about to start shooting a film based on the Letters of a Portuguese Nun by the Count of Guilleragues, a French nobleman from the 17th century. She quickly becomes fascinated by a nun who prays every night in the chapel of Our Lady of the Mountain, on Graça Hill. During her stay, the young woman has a series of encounters that seem as ephemeral and inconsequential as those from her past. And so, on the night she finally speaks to the nun, she manages to perceive the meaning of life and of her destiny. —mostra.org
Born in New York, in 1947. After moving to France in 1969, he studied literature, linguistics, art and film history and got a French citizenship in 1976. In 1999, he made his debut with Night After Night, at the age of fifty. In 2001, he received the Luis-Delluc Prize, and gained attention as his second feature The Living World was screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2003. His short film The Signs was also invited to the Cannes Film Festival. He is now working on The Silent Fields, Life is a Dream, and The Portuguese Nun. —Jeonju International Film Festival
Foda-se. Não há outra palavra que descreva esta obra de Eugène Green. Um grande e gordo "FODA-SE.". Aplaudo de pé, olhos chorões e com múltiplos "Bravos!" à mistura. Um grato Obrigado, há muito que não via um filme tão gloriosamente delicioso. Um Filme, com capitular. Cinema, meus senhores.
"Just when you thought British cinema was in danger of stalling in its default mode — classy crowd-pleasing, with award-worthy millinery
Via his blog Cinemasparagus and two Twitter accounts (@evillights and @mastersofcinema), Craig Keller has been declaring Kentucker
If there's any modern director who could be called an ascetic of the spoken word, it’s Eugène Green. It’s not that his films aren’t talky;
There are so many things about Green’s movie that strain the viewer’s credulity: the character Julie de Hauranne (played with careful understatement by Leonor Baldaque) can speak idiomatically fluent… read review