Foreign Land

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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 émigré 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

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

  • Country Brazil/Portugal
  • Language In Portuguese with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Director Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas