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Vale Abraão

Manoel de Oliveira Portugal, 1993

tidal waif's rating of the film El valle de Abraham

Some films present ‘slices’ of life, others recreate it fastidiously as exquisite platonic solids that leaves one wondering about their perplexing connection to fact. The question is more burning with some films than others and it’s not a new one - there was a time in Renaissance when the unsettling beauty of found Ancient sculpture was seen as too much to assign to human hand alone, so nature was literally thought