Portugal | 1981 | Manoel de Oliveira It only took four decades for one of the greatest works by Portugal’s prodigious master Manoel de Oliveira to get a U.S. release! Francisca chronicles a perverse, mutually destructive love affair in which a 19th-century novelist and one of his closest friends pursue the same woman. This lush, color movie teems with stylistic and formal innovations. “A masterpiece.” –J. Hoberman. “A masterpiece of modern cinema.” –Dave Kehr. “Oliveira’s masterpiece.” –Int’l Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. New 4K restoration! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 166 min. Francisca, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 11/13 thru at least 12/3 via the link below. (Doing so supports the Cinematheque.) Screening fee is $12, and you have 72 hours to watch it. https://grasshopperfilm.vhx.tv/buy/cleveland-cinematheque-presents-francisca
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