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THE FACE YOU DESERVE

A Cara que Mereces

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Directed by Miguel Gomes
Portugal, 2004
Drama
      Portuguese
      English

Synopsis

An epigram opens the film: “Up to your 30s, you have the face God has given you. After that you get the face you deserve.” A prelude then follows a kids entertainer turning 30 and having a hard time of it. In the second part, seven men in the woods live according to a set of childish ritual games.

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Portuguese director Miguel Gomes emerged as a star on the 2000s festival circuit with offbeat, playful, inventively genre-bending visions like Tabu and Our Beloved Month of August. Here’s where he begins: a sweet, warped, colorful feature debut that took its director to Rotterdam.

Synopsis

An epigram opens the film: “Up to your 30s, you have the face God has given you. After that you get the face you deserve.” A prelude then follows a kids entertainer turning 30 and having a hard time of it. In the second part, seven men in the woods live according to a set of childish ritual games.

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The Face You DeserveDirected byMiguel Gomes
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Locarno International Film Festival
2010

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