It has a good cinematography but it was painful to watch without getting bored or leaving the screening. I got the suffering of the characters and the whole ambience but the acting, the dialogues, the argument... It just didn't work. It tries too hard to get Pedro Costa and Tarkovsky vibes but it fails on it. Plus, some quotes are really cringe-worthy.
Digital. Aside Acácio de Almeida's cinematography and Villaverde's framing capacity, what we have left? Little, gone that is the animic energy of before, like in "Três Irmãos" and some parts of "Os Mutantes". Since she surrendered to the laws of a "mature" dramaturgy, her films are lost in several impasses as, for example, the actors and demonstrative scenarios. This one is no exception, apart the last travelling.
Queria muito ter gostado. Muito mesmo. E não estava nada à espera que fosse o filme em que mais me iria custar estar sentada numa cadeira durante pouco mais de 2h para ver. Penso até que se em certo ponto não tivessem aparecido a Simone de Oliveira e a Rita Blanco, teria mesmo saído a meio. Diálogos terríveis. Que miúda de 17 anos diz "não quero dialogar sobre isto"? ↴
[Cinema Ideal] I should save my 5-star ratings for films gems like this. Yet I value Emotion as much as Storytelling/Narrative & Filmmaking>this has'em all! Portugal is the abandoned puppy in a dog pound. This tops 'São Jorge', 'Mil e Uma Noites'&all the films about 'the crisis'; c'mon now we've been in crisis since 1143!Are we Júlia(expecting a child)?Are we forgetful grandma?are we suicidal dad?R we desperate mom?▽