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Acclaimed director Miguel Gomes delivers a sumptuous, eccentric two-part tale centered on Aurora, shown first as an impulsive, cantankerous elderly woman in present-day Lisbon. When Aurora is hospitalized, she sends her neighbour, Pilar, to pass word of her grave condition to Gian Luca, a man of which no one has ever heard her speak. Pilar's quest to fulfill her friend's wish transports us to Africa fifty years earlier, before the start of the Portuguese Colonial War. We see Aurora again, this time as the gorgeous, smoldering wife of a wealthy young farmer, involved in a forbidden love affair with Gian Luca, her husband's best friend. Their moving, poetic tale is conveyed through the older Gian Luca's suave voiceover, combined with the lush, melodious sounds of its heady, tropical setting, peppered with a soundtrack of Phil Spector songs.

Year: 2012
Genre: Art House Cinema, Drama, Drama Romance, Spanish & Portuguese Cinema, Romance, Film Festivals 2012
Country: Brazil, France, Germany, Portugal
Director: Miguel Gomes
Starring: Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Carloto Cotta, Isabel Cardoso, Henrique Espirito Santo, Ivo Muller, Manuel Mesquita
Duration: 118 Minutes
Rating: M - Sex scenes
Subtitles: Yes
7.3/10
Location in store: Foreign (Spain)

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