Foreign Land

Foreign Land

Directed by: Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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35mm print “Salles’ second feature, fluently shot in b/w, focuses on Brazilian youth torn between the hardships of the newly democratic homeland and exile in the corrupted √©migr√© sub-culture of Lisbon. The story eventually settles on a young man on a bungled smuggling operation to Portugal, who finds himself on the run with a disenchanted Brazilian woman. Their sudden plunge into violence and romance, as well as their struggle for identity, is reminiscent of Antonioni’s The Passenger

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the film’s stylistic bravura, occasional moments of real humour and excellent performances are pretty invigorating.” – Time Out (London)

NR, 100 Minutes, In Portuguese with English subtitles

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