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Doomed Love (Um amor de perdição)

Saturday, Feb 5, 2011

This Romeo and Juliet tale of a wealthy young man who falls in love with a woman from a rival aristocratic family is based on the renowned nineteenth-century novel by Camillo Castelo Branco. Oliveira’s iconoclastic style balances rigid formalism with obsessive romanticism. The result is an epic tour de force described by J. Hoberman as a “minuet staged as a grand opera.” Originally photographed in 16mm, the film was blown up to 35mm for this rarely-screened restored print.

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