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  • The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms
  • The Company of Strangers
  • Embracing
  • Mushi-Shi

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  • Imitating the flower of Hydrangea

  • Heaven-6-Box

  • The White Balloon

  • Letter from the Mountain

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  • Crystal

    Crystal

    ★★★★½

    Like a reverie, like a fragmented memory, like a whisper, like a falling feather, like the play of light and shadows on an afternoon. An evocation of particular sensations you might have felt in a dream, which come back again once you recall such a dream, approaching it to the reality...

  • Boujad: A Nest in the Heat

    Boujad: A Nest in the Heat

    ★★★★★

    Extraordinarily beautiful portrait of a family and the eternal complicated bond between parents and their children once they face each other's distance.

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  • Vitalina Varela

    Vitalina Varela

    ★★★★½

    Haunted by the absence of her deceased husband, Vitalina reminisces and reconstructs an image of him before the audience, creating a dominating presence that feels alive, yet distant, as she tries to reconnect with the last pieces of a man she couldn't be able to see again.
    The decaying and stunning chiaroscuro post-colonial settings emphasize Vitalina's emotional state. It's devastating.
    Pedro's visionary filmmaking, at this point, places him on the pantheon of artists, whose films can only be described by uttering their names.

  • Trás-os-Montes

    Trás-os-Montes

    ★★★★★

    A train arrives at the station, the thread that connects the souls depicted in this poetic and mythical rendition of a forgotten land whose existence is only acknowledged by the ones that inhabit it.

    Through these elements, Reis & Cordeiro attempt to document this countryside region, Trás-os-Montes, and its communities with their unique style (blurring any conventional genre), offering these people's voices, (inner and external) landscapes, customs, and routines a deserving representation, while also manifesting the past as a homage to…