Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the story unfolds and Thiago is forced to confront separations and betrayal within the ... See full summary »
After his mother dies and father goes to fight in World War II, a young boy moves in with his aunt and uncle who live in the countryside. Lonely and unhappy, he starts believing he has super powers. Then a "dead" man shows up.
Being a student in a school where the headmaster is your father and the head supervisor your mother is no bed of roses. That's what Daniel Massu tells himself every day of his life. The ... See full summary »
Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha
A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »
In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »
Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the story unfolds and Thiago is forced to confront separations and betrayal within the home, Thiago begins, little by little, to see and understand a place that he had never been able to before, thus slowly letting go of his innocence. Written by
Transpose the universe of Guimarães Rosa, one of the most important Brazilian writers, rich in unusual of phrases and words, the use of neologisms, with the vocabulary close to the language of "sertanejos" of Minas Gerais and philosophical questions about life and death, is a difficult task. But it is a universe so rich and full of themes that a small cut it is material for a good film. Sandra Kogut, director of the documentary "Passaporte Húngaro", chose to adapt the story of Miguilim, considered one of the best of Portuguese language, for today, and gave the name of Mutum, small town in a rural area of Minas. She met the majority of its players among the residents of the region.
The story of Miguilim is about the loss of innocence and the lack of understanding by the child of the problems of the adulthood. "Miguilim had no desire to grow, to be great person. The conversation between adults was always the same things dry, with the need to be gross, scary things . ", Writes Guimarães Rosa in this short story. Those fears also: "Miguilim did not like to put eyes in the dark.".
The film has the simplicity of the characters, without music and fireworks, or formulaic script, like life itself has greatness in small things. The melancholic eyes of Miguilim are our eyes, in joy and in sorrow. Mutum is not a perfect film. Some key scenes pass quickly, without time to absorb some events. Perhaps is the desire to contemplate such beauty. Pure Poetry, the movie was shown in Cannes Film Festival and received praises worldwide.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?