Global Lens Film: SOUTHWEST (Sudoeste) More Views SOUTHWEST (Sudoeste)

Bates College Olin Arts Center, 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
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In this gorgeously dreamlike and mysterious tale, a young woman named Clarice gives birth on her deathbed to a baby girl also christened Clarice by the bruxa (or witch) attending the nearly simultaneous moments of death and birth. Spirited away to a remote lakeside village, baby Clarice lives her whole life in the span of twenty-four hours, and yet (as the film’s vast, black-and-white panoramas suggest) even so compressed a lifetime remains impossible to fully grasp or contain. In Eduardo Nunes’s assured debut feature, precious strands of memory, identity and desire add up to a palpable fairytale affirming our place in the ineffable stream of life.

Director: Eduardo Nunes
Portuguese, with subtitles in English

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