Inspired by the true story of the Portuguese King Dom Pedro (fourteenth century), who unearthed his beloved to crown her queen after her death, Pedro and Ines recounts this unparalleled ...
See full summary »
Parque Mayer was the park off all the emotions and amusements in the 1930' s. Under the dictatorship of Oliveira Salazar and his police, many people came to have fun in its theaters ... See full summary »
Beatriz Batarda plays Sara Moreno, a film and theater actress, known for the density of her dramatic roles and for the ease in crying in the characters she plays. With her father's illness,... See full summary »
Inês is a teenager from a wealthy family. However, after classes, she participates in risky sexual games, compulsively uses the internet and attends the nightlife of Lisbon, entering a spiral of total destruction .
A beautiful and intense visual story about hunger, misery and exploitation in southern Portugal in the 1950's and about the growing rage and strength building up upon people. The Alentejo ... See full summary »
An 18 year old boy with a complicated life starts a criminal career but ends up on a rooftop of Lisbon. On the apartment below lives a recently widowed, lonely old lady. Against all odds ... See full summary »
Maria do Céu Guerra,
Royal romance and epic tragedy feature in this historical drama about Pedro I of Portugal and his lover, Ines de Castro. Their legendary, doomed love story is explored, as well as the darkness surrounding Pedro's powerful, sadistic father.
Inspired by the true story of the Portuguese King Dom Pedro (fourteenth century), who unearthed his beloved to crown her queen after her death, Pedro and Ines recounts this unparalleled passion story over three eras: - in the Middle Ages, where everything originally happened, in the present time where Pedro and Ines are architects in a big city and, in a dystopian future, where people flee from the cities to the countryside to survive, immortalizing this peculiar love story throughout the ages.Written by
Persona Non Grata Pictures
More of this!! Enough with the cheap comedy style.
The legend of Pedro and Inês de Castro, known by all of the Portuguese is brought to the big screen in a lattice of three different realities that involve past, present and future.
Adapted from the novel "A trança de Inês", passed in three alternate realities, particularly in the middle ages where the original story happened, then it occurs on our present, in which Pedro (Diogo Amaral) and Inês (Joana de Verona) are prestigious architects and also in a future where people have abandoned the city and adopted a life in the forest in order to survive.
The narration of Pedro and your story during the entire movie sounds like a prose poem, because it has a reflection of events without having to explain its details. The audience does accompany in a conventional footage, almost theatrical, but stylized in a magnificent way by António Ferreira (Director of the movie), immortalized, by his art and photography. These details are important because all the three scenarios are clean, dust-free, as if all three were happening in fact as Pedro imagine, not with the separation of centuries, but in parallel.
All 3, Diogo Amaral, Joana de Verona and Vera Kolodzig do a wonderful job in this movie! I think we need to see more of this dedication on our Portuguese cinema.
The music of Luís Pedro Madeira contributes significantly to the quality of the movie, as well as the remaining technical details of photography, scenery and wardrobe.
The cast also includes names like Miguel Borges, João Lagarto, Custódia Gallego, Cristóvão Campos (who also does a great job, being in my opinion the best side character of the movie) & Nuno Nolasco.
Overall "Pedro e Inês" is an exciting movie that raises the quality of the national Portuguese cinema, aimed at history fans or tragic novels lovers.
It is extremely important that Portugal do more of this, enough with the cheap same old comedy typical Portuguese movie!
It's this kinda of movies, just like "Soldado Milhões" for example, which also premiered this year, that give me hope on having quality cinema in our theaters from now on!
16 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this