Mariana, an 11 years girl coming from Serpa, moves to Lisbon with her father on a Saturday afternoon in late August. The first days are spent in the city cleaning the house and knowing the new neighborhood, Entrecampos.
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3,5. TV. There is the usual problem with actors and dialogues, so strenuously naturalistic that they end up being exactly the opposite. But there is, however, a magnificent conception of sound, with the city noise in continuous presence and permanence that establishes the passage between frames, wise observers of the urban space which structure a city idea and map, with its neighborhoods and rhythms.
It's pretty, evocative and nostalgic, I liked its golden light. It's special for me, since I live there. Seeing the everyday life on film makes it a bit more poetic. The dialogues come across as unnatural and the story is somewhat dull. I mostly appreciated its aura rather than anything else. Kudos for Real Estate.