On Avenida Paulista, two friends, Leon and Ricardo, meet each other. They try to talk, but either the cell phone belonging to one, or the cell phone belonging to the other rings, preventing... See full summary »
A room in Lisbon. A man dreams and establishes a theory to make it come true. This film is based on The Book of Disquiet , the posthumous work of the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa. It ... See full summary »
Cláudio da Silva,
Palavra e Utopia? what can i say?..it's Oliveira as His Best, static, no action, boring, all of that multiplied by 10000.
I can only think of two good films by Oliveira; "Anikí-Bobó"a, one of the best films made in the 40's in europe, and i think, the best in Portugal ever,and(if you really are a Oliveira fan) "Vale Abraão" Starring like in all the Oliveira's films in the last 15 years the fantastic Leonor Silveira.
I, like most of the portuguese population can't understand any logical reason for the success Olíveira's films have, amongst the cinema community(movie makers, festival organizers, critics etc), nor any reason for the production of his films, to be subsidized by the government(all of them), there are dozens of movie makers in portugual that have to wait years to get a film done, some of them, are brilliant, Oliveira, gets all the help, and honestly, he does not deserve any.
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