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  1. Lance L O T's rating of the film Ama-san

    Let's start with the good things! It's got a great photography and how on earth C.V. managed in a month to have access to these women with this unusual task is amazing and the whole portrayal of it is quite good. My problem: at times it has this Portuguese feel, the choices of editing are Portuguese, when I thought the film and its choices should reveal the place and its soul and didn't feel that all the time. Hey...

  2. Rita Maia's rating of the film Ama-san

  3. RodrigoPereira's rating of the film Ama-san

    Vazio, pretensioso e uma ganda seca

  4. anarresti's rating of the film Ama-san

    This made a surprising click in my head. Some 30 years ago, I saw footage of the Ama-san women diving for pearls and one of them being attacked by a shark. It was on a TV documentary, and the blood spreading on the ocean was a haunting image in my childhood. So when in these Ama-san prayers "rid us from sharks" was repeated, there was a chill in my spine. In that documentary the women were young. Here they are elder.

  5. José Neves's rating of the film Ama-san

    Doc lisboa 2016. Íngreme/Doclisboa award for Best Portuguese competition film, given by the Portuguese Competition jury. Simple and plain, that's why.

  6. João Abreu's rating of the film Ama-san

    A forma íntima como a câmara se coloca nesta comunidade é questionável. As mulheres retratadas são de facto merecedoras de interesse cinematográfico (etc), sendo que fiquei com dúvidas relativamente à sua consciência quanto ao retrato que a realizadora vai construindo. A um ponto, aceita a repetição e não estabelece novo discurso, mantendo a falsa proximidade. Com momentos visuais de admirável perícia.

  7. Igor Ramos's rating of the film Ama-san

    @DocLisboa2016. Um documentário que é sempre bonito de se ver, mas que ao final da primeira hora se torna cansativo pela sua estrutura circular: as senhoras equipam-se e dobram o seu lenço à cabeça, as senhoras mergulham, as senhoras têm momentos de convívio e afeto com famílias e amigos. Só que isto repete-se cerca de três vezes. Talvez como uma curta tivesse funcionado melhor. Créditos e cartaz perfeitos.

  8. .fsilva.'s rating of the film Ama-san