Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (Portugal-France-Spain)
With: Ricardo Trepa, Catarina Wallenstein, Diogo Doria, Julia Buisel, Leonor Silveira, Luis Miguel Cintra, Gloria de Matos, Filipe Vargas, Rogerio Samora, Miguel Guilherme, Rogerio Vieira.
Macario (Ricardo Trepa) confides his secrets to a stranger (Leonor Silveira) on a train. He was smitten when he first spied sensual Luisa (Catarina Wallenstein) in the window across from his office, coquettishly toying with a Chinese fan. Romance developed, but his employer/uncle Francisco (Diogo Doria) refused to sanction such sentiment, and Macario took a lucrative offer in the Cape Verde Islands to make his fortune. On returning to Lisbon, he finds his generosity has created another stumbling block. The dreamlike quality of recollection gives Oliveira's mannered diorama style additional context.
Camera (color, HD), Sabine Lancelin; editors, Oliveira, Catherine Krassovsky; production designers, Christian Marti, Jose Pedro Penha; costume designer, Adelaide Maria Trepa. Reviewed at Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale Special), Feb. 9, 2009. Portuguese dialogue. Running time: 63 MIN.
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