After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past. (from Wikipedia)Written by
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A complicated movie but life is complicated too
First off, I love the majority of reviews posted here.
I had to throw in my two cents though.
Director/Writer Pedro Costa is first an artist. This movie is part of a set of movies that can be dark, depressing, and at times even boring to watch but at the same time every shot and frame is done with a beauty and artistic message behind it. It can even be magical to watch at times. That hope can be found in it as well just adds to the message and beauty.
Half of me wishes his movies were not so long but the other half would say what would the Mona Lisa be like if it had been rushed and done in 90 minutes.
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