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Um Filme Falado

Manoel de Oliveira Francia, 2003

msmichel's rating of the film A Talking Picture

A history professor takes her young daughter on a Mediterranean voyage giving context to her teachings as well as schooling her girl. A very assessable film from De Oliveira who's surface story is quite enjoyable but the understory is one that covers the power of language, cultural identity, history and legend. The film is pure conversation regardless of the 'tower of babel' the world has become. Fascinating work.