aka O Convento First screened in April 2015
Director: Manoel de Oliveira. Cast: John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira, João Bénard da Costa, Heloísa Miranda, Gilberto Gonçalves. Screenplay: Manoel de Oliveira (based on an original idea by Agustina Bessa-Luís). Twitter Capsule:
Both interesting and limited as a sinister meditation on people as forms and concepts. Entombed in its own discourses?
Of interest to Oliveira completists, to Faust disciplies, and to philosophical traditions in the cinema. But as slithery as it becomes, it never shakes a kind of stodgy Euro-conventionalism.