Mysteries of Lisbon A boy in a Lisbon orphanage wonders about his origins, and in response a river of stories flows from the mouths of noblemen, ladies, low-born… Mysteries of Lisbon A boy in a Lisbon orphanage wonders about his origins, and in response a river of stories flows from the mouths of noblemen, ladies, low-born… 2011-08-05 PT257M Adriano Luz Ricardo Pereira Music Box Films
Movie Review

Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)

PERIOD PIECES Sofia Aparecio, Helena Coelho, Catarina Wallenstein, and Margarida Vilanova in Mysteries of Lisbon
PERIOD PIECES Sofia Aparecio, Helena Coelho, Catarina Wallenstein, and Margarida Vilanova in Mysteries of Lisbon
EW's GRADE
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Details Limited Release: Aug 05, 2011; Length: 257 Minutes; With: Adriano Luz and Ricardo Pereira; Distributor: Music Box Films

A boy in a Lisbon orphanage wonders about his origins, and in response a river of stories flows from the mouths of noblemen, ladies, low-born scoundrels, priests, and sinners. This enveloping dream of an epic narrative experiment comes from the great Chilean-born, France-based filmmaker Raúl Ruiz (Time Regained). The work is based on a 19th-century Portuguese novel with plot material and character identity shifts that could handily fill six months of a juicy, modern-day TV soap opera; indeed, Mysteries of Lisbon is two hours longer in its original Portuguese TV-miniseries format. A

Originally posted Aug 03, 2011 Published in issue #1167 Aug 12, 2011 Order article reprints
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