Fiction

MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA

Mysteries Of Lisbon
Raúl Ruiz
P, FRA 2010
266 min
V'10

In 19th-century Lisbon, a teenage boy raised by priests learns the secret of his aristocratic lineage; a French heiress seeks revenge against the man who sullied her honor; and a kindly padre changes identities as it suits the occasion. These are among the characters who populate Raúl Ruiz’s breathtaking adaptation of one of the masterworks of Portuguese literature: Camilo Castelo Branco’s “Mistérios de Lisboa”. Nothing – and nobody – is first as it/he appears in this intoxicating spiral of stories within stories within stories, filmed by Ruiz with gorgeous period design, a fluid, pirouetting camera, and a peerless French and Portuguese cast. A companion film to his magnificent Proust adaptation, Le Temps retrouvé, Mistérios de Lisboa is the crowning achievement of a great director’s career.

Credits
  • Léa Seydoux - Branca de Montfort
  • Melvil Poupaud - Ernesto Lacroze
  • Lena Friedrich - Moçoila
  • Clotilde Hesme - Elisa de Montfort
  • Malik Zidi - Visconde Armagnac
  • José Afonso Pimentel - Pedro da Silva Adulto
  • Carlos Saboga
  • Miguel Martins
  • Ricardo Leal
  • André Szankowski
  • Valeria Sarmiento
  • Carlos Madaleno
  • Jorge Arriagada
  • Isabel Branco
  • Tania Franco
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