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Ratings & Reviews

  1. matelot's rating of the film Silvestre

  2. José Neves's rating of the film Silvestre

    35mm, rewatched. I saw it for the 1st and only time at its premiere in 82. Still a young movie buff, i fell a lightning bolt that I learned to call epiphany, which led me to look for movies that, like this, were the astonishment before the never seen. Now that I've seen it again, and just because i will only see it on film, i clearly understand why it was the "wrench of a moving rhizome" (José Miguel Silva).

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Silvestre

    Superbe conte médiéval, étrange et d'un constant envoûtement ! www.cinefiches.com

  4. Daunay's rating of the film Silvestre

  5. João Martins's rating of the film Silvestre

  6. JoaoM's rating of the film Silvestre

    "Tens nome de mulher. Irmã, conhecer-te-ão." "EU ME CHAMAREI SILVESTRE! POR HOMEM ME TOMARÃO!"

  7. Diogo Pires's rating of the film Silvestre

    "Quanto mais cerrares os olhos, mais verás." É curioso este filme, em especial por se tratar de JCM. A forma como se olha a mulher, a sua musa, aqui é diferente. A mulher que em muitos filmes é quase exclusivamente o objecto sexual, passa por heroína (ainda que mascarada de rapaz, o que não deixa de ser engraçado). A mão está cheia de simbolismo, ligado à ideia de pecado que mais tarde viria a ser transgredida.

  8. Bandeira's rating of the film Silvestre

    JCM disruption of the romantically pessimistic, self conscious, humorless national panorama made him the most vital rebellious oddball in a country where self-awareness came to die.

  9. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Silvestre

    Has many of the de riguer affectations of a certain kind of so-called modernist filmmaking of its day: set in a historical era that it wants to comment on or "reinterpret," shot on cardboard sets or against painted backdrops, whole scenes played out in master shot, enervated line delivery by the actors - all meant to be alienating, so one doesn't ever forget one's watching a film. That's Brechtian, folks. Clap hands.

  10. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Silvestre

    Atractivo filme que al igual que "Trails", evoca lo mítico. Monteiro le otorga un toque mágico y de ambiente de ensueño a este filme, gran parte sostenido por un montaje artificial, que en cierta forma le da una estabilidad a este espíritu fabulado. El director parece querer darle a la ficción esa cuota de oralidad. La ficción tiene un tope, tal como las escenas de guerra o el dragón. Hay un límite de la fantasía.

  11. Diogo Henrique Martins's rating of the film Silvestre

    Dedo na salga, olho no gado, ferrolho na noite.

  12. Ana David's rating of the film Silvestre

    enourmous acting by young Teresa Madruga and Luís Miguel Cintra.

  13. Dry Bones's rating of the film Silvestre

    Monteiro encarna espléndidamente la visión eisensteiniana del cine como acto cultural ABSOLUTO (fusión de medios y disciplinas: teatro de cámara, ópera, danza, pintura, literatura, arquitectura…). No siempre nos es dado presenciar la gestación de un sueño lúcido, de un mito universal. En ese campo, el “Silvestre” de César Monteiro tiene la última palabra.

  14. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Silvestre

    Fifty years of Disney have obscured that this is what fairy tales were originally like: bizarre, half-logical psychosexual nightmares from a time when you were afraid to open your door at night.

  15. The Africa Film Project's rating of the film Silvestre

    Second Monteiro film seen and another five out of five film. Beautiful set design, magical ambience and a fine performance from Miss de Madeiros.