Following a newspaper ad, ordinary women tell part of their life stories to director Eduardo Coutinho, which are then re-enacted by actresses, blurring the barriers between truth, fiction and interpretation.
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Jogo de Cena (or Playing, in english) is one of the best documentaries of all-time by one of the best documentary filmmakers of all-time: Eduardo Coutinho, an artist who developed a technique of pure listening. Here, his style reaches its artistic peak, giving him the opportunity to really play with reality and fiction. And, after seeing this movie, you'll probably think that life is, indeed, a play - a narrative.
And if it is only with the use of an empty theater, face to face with the interviewed Eduardo Coutinho that makes us think of all this, its direction is the strong point of the film, since he knows how to handle the unexpected, and with the impossibilities emotions in a very sensitive, making room for the unexpected. And turning it into a brilliant film, exciting and arousing.