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(2012)

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  • A compelling biography of Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca. Tainted by a number of divorces in the 1920's, Florbela resorts to her writing, filled with eroticism and femininity, to cope with another tumultuous relationship. (Portuguese with English subtitles).


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  • Portugal, 1920. Florbela Espanca, a woman ahead of her time and a famous poet, throws herself into a third marriage after two failed experiences. She believes that to please the new tender man in her life, she has to act as a traditional housewife. So, she stops writing but soon feels restless and frustrated. When her brother, Apeles calls her to Lisbon, she runs away from her too quiet home to join him. Together they throw themselves into the dark side of the capital: alcohol, political riots, open air balls and their strong mutual attraction.Florbela finds herself torn between two forces: the love of her husband and the turmoil brought by Apeles. When the latter dies, piloting a plan, her world collapses. Only one thing can save her: writing.

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