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Vale Abraão

Manoel de Oliveira Portugal, 1993

nyubu's rating of the film El valle de Abraham

It is as if you go for walk with an old man. He goes, step by step, deliberately, but surely, silently. No stumbles or staggers, no need to lean for him. His eyes are dazzling. Yet, the trip is a calvary for you. No idea what’s on his mind. No clue, what’s the destination. You just have accept his tempo. Thus you slow down. And that’s enough to look around with different eyes. And then it s l o w l y comes...