Tag Archives: Luís Miguel Cintra

Espelho Mágico / Magic Mirror (2005) Manoel de Oliveira, Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa, Luís Miguel Cintra, Drama, Music

Espelho magico (2005)
Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary. Now comes this rich land owner with her sublime pretensions. Isn’t it enough for her to have an Aston Martin and a Jaguar in the garage and ten different dresses per season? It was all professor Heschel’s fault. Or someone else’s. Anyway, to go beyond the promise is heresy. Alfreda said that she wouldn’t rest until she saw the Virgin and made her some questions. Filipe Quinta, the Forger, says he has a solution. Meanwhile, Bahia, her husband, listens do music.
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Les Gants blancs / The White Gloves (2014) Louise Traon, Luís Miguel Cintra, Documentary

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Louise Traon never films Manoel De Oliveira directly. Instead, she chooses to avoid him, skirt round him, skim past him and keep her distance, yet all the while drawing close to the art of cinema itself, homing in on its very essence. Her film tells the story of a girl who grew up with the images of an old gentleman, and who now wants to show her own images. This touching self-portrait gives insight into a man who appears to have lived many lives, showing his work through a remarkable link with time.
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