Haunted by their own directionless lives, two pre-adolescent girls reunite while visiting their ailing grandmother. In the midst of her fantasies of a medieval past - one consumed by fear ... See full summary »
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Haunted by their own directionless lives, two pre-adolescent girls reunite while visiting their ailing grandmother. In the midst of her fantasies of a medieval past - one consumed by fear and desire - the two girls are transformed and confront a legacy of oppression. Written by
Daniel Schmidt and Gabriel Abrantes
Everything I Learned About Life From Tending Goats
Women side by side, looking at each other, relating to each other, different but the same inside.
We've got an old Portuguese woman with an iPad, her pierced face granddaughters, and goats. Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt's film is an elusory blend of classic and ultramodern, compassion and irony, all in the spirit of the famed Portuguese writer Jose Saramago. Life is pretty bleak in these parts and people don't talk much. No Mercedes problems here. Grandma doesn't have to lecture the girls on right and wrong or how to grow up into responsible women. Everything they need to know about life can be learned by the zen of tending goats.
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