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Adapted from author Agustina Bessa-Luis’ novel, Manoel de Oliveira’s Magic Mirror travels deep into the restless psyche of a well-to-do woman who longs to experience a divine vision.
Looking at this again recently, I was surprised at just how good it is. The comedy gradually deepens into something quite remarkable; the last third of the film probably as powerful as anything he ever did! A sort of serenity transcending anguish.
Neste filme Leonor Silveira fala de Cher à mesa e compara-a com a Virgem Maria.
"Nasci rica. Quando tinha cinco anos já comia espargos verdes e queijo chèvre."