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8.1
/10
341 Ratings

What Now? Remind Me

E Agora? Lembra-me

Directed by Joaquim Pinto
Portugal, Spain, 2013
Documentary, Biography, History

Synopsis

Joaquim Pinto, who has been living with HIV for more than two decades, looks back at his life in cinema, at his friendships and loves, at the mysteries of art and nature—all of that while undergoing an experimental drug treatment.

What Now? Remind Me Directed by Joaquim Pinto

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2013 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Prize (Concorso internazionale)

2013 | 2nd place: Junior Jury Award (International Competition)

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 | 2nd place: Best Undistributed Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

Pinto’s inventive, delicate, deeply moving What Now? Remind Me is part diary, part essay film and part survivor story. It’s a movie rich with lucidity, beautifully honest and potent observations and a stunning fragility that makes us hyperaware of the brittleness of the human body and the resilience of the mind and soul.
January 09, 2015
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The result might be blandly labeled a “personal diary,” but such a signifier, as applied in today’s cinema, makes little room for the boundless curiosity and intellect, not to mention elegant aesthetic control, exhibited across What Now?’s broad length.
January 05, 2015
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What emerges is a multifaceted memoir, and a good reminder that essay can (and should) be a verb. Prescribed “a year of forced rest,” Pinto—a longtime producer and sound designer best known for his work with João César Monteiro, Manoel De Oliveira, and Raul Rúiz—goes on a trip around his own world, fixing his attention on everything from a bee crawling along the edge of a hamburger to rain gathering on a windshield, as though they were new and unfamiliar sights begging to be explored.
December 19, 2014
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