A well-bred, lovely, spiritual, sad young woman marries an attentive physician who loves her. She feels affection but no love. Soon after, without design, she falls in love with Pedro Abrunhosa, a poet and performance artist.
The use of Pedro Abrunhosa (not his acting) was amazing. Seriously original. I also liked the use of text sequences to skip unnecessary scenes. It's nice. Oliveira's style paces the film like a calm, enjoyable stroll. The nun conversations started to get tiring though.
It's a good movie, as expected from Oliveira, who has worked on the adaptation of Mme Lafayette's novel "The princess of Cleves".The idea of transposing the image of the seductive duc from the book to contemporary a popstar was good. Anyway, the casting of Pedro Abrunhosa for this role ruined the movie for me. He didn't really fit, he wasn't seductive, the chemistry with Chiara Mastroianni didn't really happen.