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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) - Official Trailer





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Uploaded on Apr 24, 2011

Chosen for this year selection at CPH PIX festival -

The admittedly long running time should not discourage audiences from buying a ticket to see Raoul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of Camilo Castelo Brancho's classic 'Mysteries of Lisbon'. Think 'Brideshead Revisited' or a great novel that you can't put down. Or, maybe more relevant in our days, a DVD box set with the complete seasons of 'The Wire'. The story tells the sad fate of an orphan, Joao, who is the result of a futile romance between two aristocrats, who came from different lineages and would never be able to marry each other. The film is told by Joao who at 14 is desperate to get to know his origins. He has lived with a friendly priest, who gives away his mother's identity, and from then on it doesn't take long before the film weaves a tapestry of intrigues and desires around the boy's story. As in the Proust adaptation 'Time Regained', Ruiz shows why he is one of the few living directors that can be entrusted with the great classical works of literature. With 'Mysteries of Lisbon' he has not only made a captivating adaptation, but perhaps also his best film to date - which with an impressive back catalogue of nearly 100 films is quite a compliment.

Released on 2010
Directed by: Raoul Ruiz
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Melvil Poupaud, Clotilde Hesme, Catarina Wallenstein, Maria João Bastos


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