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Palácios de Pena (2011)

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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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Alcina Abrantes
Andreia Martina
Catarina Gaspar
Ana Rita Franco
Bernarda dos Bois
Judite Maria
Mariana Roberto
Teresa Castro
Núria Coelho
Marta Lopes
Marta Monteiro
Marta Vaz do Carmo
Marta Grilo
Thiago Dantas
Luíz Silva
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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

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8 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Palaces of Pity  »

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Everything I Learned About Life From Tending Goats
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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