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Michael Goetz's rating of the film Friends for Eternity

The first half of this semi-surrealist diptych, regarding an adolescent rivalry to inherit an aristocratic estate, is completely riveting. There is nothing in the look, rhythm, or feel of this section to shame an old master like Oliveira. The second half is less successful, but it's worth spending the half hour with the two idiot bros for the extremely funny payoff at the end. None of the film is less than gorgeous.