Mysteries of Lisbon
aka Mistérios de Lisboa First screened in December 2019
Director: Raúl Ruiz. Cast: Adriano Luz, João Luis Arrais, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Albano Jerónimo, Clotilde Hesme, Afonso Pimentel, João Baptista, Martin Loizillon, Julien Alluguette, Rui Morisson, Joana de Verona, Carloto Cotta, Maria João Pinho, José Manuel Mendes, Léa Seydoux, Malik Zidi, Melvil Poupaud, Margarida Vila-Nova, Sofia Aparício, Catarina Wallenstein, André Gomes, Filipe Vargas, José Airosa. Screenplay: Carlos Saboga (based on the novel by Camilo Castelo Branco). Twitter Capsule:
Irresistible effusion of criss-crossing narratives, told by and about people with Story rushing in their veins.
Viscontian opulence but with more playful structures. As complex as Ruiz's Time Regained but more accessible. Polished style, with internal variations.