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Luís Galvão Teles
Joaquim de Almeida,
Maria de Medeiros,
In Lisbon, the middle-aged TV journalist Linda Lapa is preparing a special program named 'Three Wishes' for her show "Maquillages" (make-up) and interviews her best-friends Eva, Barbara, Chloé and Branca. Linda has a love affair with the younger director Gigi but she does not allow him to spend the night with her. When the young actress Raquel flirts with Gigi, Linda feels that she must change her behavior to keep her relationship with her lover. Eva is a widow literature professor with a son. Eva feels desire for Luis but lives a moral dilemma between her lust and their age difference. Barbara is hypochondriac and misses her husband Edgar (Didier Flamand), but they have a good relationship and Barbara, her daughter Inês (Marie Guillard) and Luis frequently meets Edgar. When Barbara faints in a store, she discovers that she has an incurable disease. Chloé is a lesbian make-up professional that was addicted to heroin and secretly loves Branca, who is a successful actress and the ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This movie is fabulous! The film's vision is pure entertainment! It surpasses the ubiquitous genre of "women's watching." Despite its largely French and female setting, "Elles" has a message for everyone. It doesn't attempt to be profound; it presents life as it may challenge each person, female and male.
The women of this film have stories that are addressed less often than they should be. The humor is clever; the plot is easy to follow. The music is uplifting; the scenes are real and raw. These elements come together, and they set the stage for understanding the dimly-lit journey of unmarried forty-somethings. By the end, even the audience feels like a million Euros.
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