Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

A TALE of two time- shifted par­adises, one lost and one found. In the present day, an el­derly woman in the Por­tuguese city of Lis­bon won­ders what be­came of her once- glamorous life. The rea­sons can be found in the past, when her younger, mar­ried self falls in love with a se­duc­tive ad­ven­turer in the wilds of Africa. A fi lm of two dis­tinct sec­tions and a mul­ti­tude of tricks and tropes, is defi nitely a unique movie ex­pe­ri­ence. The stylised aes­thetic in play, the old- timey black and white cin­e­matog­ra­phy, is just one of many un­usual choices by di­rec­tor Miguel Gomes that may leave some view­ers cold. Oth­ers will be ut­terly riv­eted. The risk ( and re­turn) is all yours.

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