Yall know I'm a fan of period pieces and sweeping epics. This award-winning beast of a movie (4+ hours!) based on the Camilo Castelo Branco book is definitely on my must-see list. Unfortunately, it's not playing anywhere near me [frowny face].
But um, someone's going to win Portugal. Yeah. Yeah.
Check it out:
Mysteries of Lisbon is described as “wonder, heartbreak, illumination, laughter, sumptuous sets, gorgeous costumes, flamboyant acting, lavish storytelling - carrying you into a Neverland of cinematic bliss.” (Stuart Klawans' review for THE NATION) is one to catch in theaters starting August 5th (if you are lucky to have it in the theater near you http://mysteriesoflisbon.com). It will be on DVD sometime this fall if you crave to have your own screening party.
Inspired to travel? Enter to win a Portugal Adventure for two to experience the romance and mystery of Raul Ruiz’ epic film Mysteries of Lisbon at : http://mysteriesoflisbon.com.
Anyone else anticipating this one, or entering the contest? Not convinced yet? Check out the trailer: