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267 Ratings

Come and Go

Vai e Vem

Directed by João César Monteiro
Portugal, France, 2003
Comedy, Drama


Joao Vuvu, a widower with no family, lives alone in his large house that shows signs of wealth in an old neighborhood of Lisbon. He is not very sociable, if at all, and every day repeats the same routine. Yet when his son gets out of prison, it provokes a desire for regeneration in Joao.

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Come and Go Directed by João César Monteiro

Critics reviews

What’s striking is how much formal freedom Monteiro exhibits even while his camera is anchored in place, with many of the meticulously rendered setups testing the temporal capacity of the filmed image even as they allow for a certain magnification and immediacy of movement within the frame. And this is especially impressive when one considers the limited number of locations utilized.
March 25, 2015
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