Manuel's fantasy travel through Time goes from Long Ago (Episode 1 - O jardim proibido / Le Jardin interdit) through Now (Episode 2 - O pique-nique dos sonhos / Le Pique-nique des rêves), ... See full summary »
Ruben de Freitas,
Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, ... See full summary »
Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital. They don't seem to remember their mother, and are very... See full summary »
Inês de Medeiros
A small group of well-to-do vacationers go on a hiking trip into the woods. Foolishly unprepared to deal with Mother Nature and their situation, they wander around lost for days and weeks, ... See full summary »
John Paul Getty III,
At the end of the war, Odysseus, the wandering hero, with his companions begins his sail back home to the Mediterranean. The conclusion of his adventure is delayed by many natural obstacles... See full summary »
Branca de Camargo,
It's a shame that Raoul Ruix's film is currently unavailable on DVD or Blu Ray. City of Pirates is a beautiful and simultaneously unsettling film that is quite unlike anything I've ever seen before.
The film works on different levels. It works as a childlike adventure as well as a surrealist horror film. City of Pirates feels like a dream both in terms of plot and visuals. As a result the film casts a hypnotic spell on the viewer.
There is an underlying sense of loss and tragedy to the main character which I found added a layer of sadness to the whole film. One of the best aspects of City of Pirates is the visuals. I can't think of any other films that look like it. There are many striking shots that linger in your memory long after the film is over.
In conclusion, I'd highly recommend City of Pirates. It's a film deserving of far more attention than it earns. The film is free on YouTube with English Subtitles.
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