In Focus: Manuel Mozos

Trás-os-Montes

António Reis, Margarida Martins Cordeiro
P 1976
111min
V'12

On the face of it TRÁS-OS-MONTES is an ethnographic accounting of a famously poverty-stricken rural area of the country, using the journey by foot of two children as connective tissue. The film is an often baffling, impressionistic portrait of Portugal as a country haunted by ghosts, a post-revolutionary attempt to create a national cinema that could come to terms with its own past. Slower than molasses and possessing all the unique pictorial beauty of a film shot in natural light, a soundtrack of broken mutterings and poetic half phrases, fables barely started and then abandoned in the telling, the film is absolutely sui generis. (Nathan Rogers-Hancock)

Credits
  • António Reis
  • Margarida Cordeiro
  • João Diogo
  • António Reis
  • Margarida Cordeiro
  • Acácio de Almeida
  • António Reis
  • Margarida Cordeiro
  • João Diogo
Centro Português de Cinema (CPC), Radiotelevisão Portuguesa (RTP), Tóbis Portuguesa
Margarida Cordeiro c/o Cinemateca Portuguesa
35 mm
col
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