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The Mother

A Mãe – O Rico e o Pobre

Directed by João César Monteiro
Portugal, 1979
Drama, Short


One of Monteiro’s first essays on the universe of Portuguese oral culture, folktales and obscure colloquialisms. The plot revolves around a traditional tale about theft, greed, an ubiquitous mother, and the links between the worlds of the living and the dead.

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The Mother Directed by João César Monteiro

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