In those days … The legend of milk in the dark house. Interior time. Almost silence. Light. The natural timeless exterior house. Winter. (Three generations: a grandmother, a scientist son who lives in town and on vacation in the village, two children – grandson and granddaughter. Harmonia only broken by the death of Ana ..).Read More »
Antonio Reis & Margarida Cordeiro – Ana (1982)1981-1990Antonio ReisArthouseDocumentaryMargarida CordeiroPortugal
Antonio Reis & Margarida Cordeiro – Rosa de Areia AKA Desert Rose (1989)1981-1990Antonio ReisArthouseExperimentalMargarida CordeiroPortugal
“Marking a stylistically and philosophically turn away from the earlier features, The Sand Rose is Reis and Cordeiro’s most abstract, conceptual and literary work. The film’s collage structure gathers texts from multiple sources – including Kafka and Montaigne – and crafts a world of theatrical artifice far from the documentary inspired naturalism of Ana and Trás-os-Montes. Reis and Cordeiro’s least known film has lingered in obscurity and never recovered from the unfairly negative reviews that resulted in its severely limited release. Reis died less than two years later, just as he and Cordeiro were about to begin an ambitious adaptation of Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Parámo.” —Harvard Film ArchiveRead More »
Antonio Reis & Margarida Cordeiro – Trás-os-Montes (1976)1971-1980Antonio ReisArthouseDocumentaryMargarida CordeiroPortugal
Evocation of a province, the Northeast Portuguese, whose historical roots, secular, not confuse the country’s brother, the Douro league.
Children and mothers, women and children, house and land. Daily life, imagination, disappearing arts, the subsistence agriculture. Erosion. The time and distance. The absent presence of the departed to all horizons.Read More »