Miguel is a successful economist until his father's death plunges him into a strange obscure world of fears, strange sounds and psychological isolation. He quits his job, drifts away from ... See full summary »
Luís Miguel Cintra,
Beautiful documentary! What initially called my attention to this musical documentary film was the Mirandês language. It's an ancient language that is spoken in a small region of Portugal, Miranda do Douro, and it was officially considered as a language (and not a dialect) only in 1999. Since then Portugal has officially two languages and not just one, in spite of Mirandês is only spoken by a few number of people in a restricted area (and all of them also speak Portuguese, of course).
That said I must refer I had a pleasant surprise watching this documentary: first, because it portrays very well the Portuguese cultural heritage - more precisely about Miranda do Douro – with folk music performances, nice shots of landscaping and villages of that region, the people with their traditions, and even the animals, typical of that region, like the Vaca Mirandesa (a specific genre of cow). The "second part" of the surprise came from the main singer of this documentary, Catarina Wallenstein, and mostly because she's not a professional singer but an actress. She has a sweet and melodic voice that I hadn't had the pleasure to meet so far!:) And she also had to learn Mirandês to do this role Good job Catarina! And, of course: good job João Botelho!
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