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Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes directs this kaleidoscopic hybrid of documentary and fictional narrative, set in a summer music festival in a mountain village in central Portugal. Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes directs this kaleidoscopic hybrid of documentary and fictional narrative, set in a summer music festival in a mountain village in central Portugal.
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A tantalizing mix of documentary, fiction and everything in between, Miguel Gomes' multi-award-winning love song to rural Portugal is an intoxicating blend of visuals, sound and music. Gorgeously photographed it set one's eyes ablaze and toes tapping, but Gomes goes further to work the brain as a narrative slowly, sneakily emerges out of the (seeming) documentary melody-making.

Summoning up memories of French film-makers such as Eric Rohmer and documentarist Nicolas Philibert and in its deliberate drift from fiction into fact, echoes of Pedro Costa and Manoel de Oliviera, the film follows a self-created, evolutionary path to become something wholly individual and unique. A tantalizing mix of documentary, fiction and everything in between, Miguel Gomes' multi-award-winning love song to rural Portugal is an intoxicating blend of visuals, sound and music. Gorgeously photographed it set one's eyes ablaze and toes tapping, but Gomes goes further to work the brain as a narrative slowly, sneakily emerges out of the (seeming) documentary melody-making.

Summoning up memories of French film-makers such as Eric Rohmer and documentarist Nicolas Philibert and in its deliberate drift from fiction into fact, echoes of Pedro Costa and Manoel de Oliviera, the film follows a self-created, evolutionary path to become something wholly individual and unique.

Extras

Miguel Gomes' award-winning 2006 short film 'Canticle of All Creatures' (23 mins)

16-page booklet featuring a new essay by Kieron Corless, deputy editor of Sight & Sound.

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Additional Info

SKU 5060114150560
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN062
Year 2008
Director Miguel Gomes
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Second Run
Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Subtitles English
Language(s) Portugese
Running time 144 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

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