Change of Life

Change of Life

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Film runs Thu, Apr 24 through Fri, Apr 25.

Change of Life
Mudar de Vida | Paulo Rocha, 1966
Portugal | Portuguese with English subtitles | Format: Digital Projection | 90 minutes

Paulo Rocha's second feature, conceived as a direct response to his mentor Manoel de Oliveira’s Rite of Spring (which Rocha worked on as well), is a masterpiece of “sculpted reality,” using fictional conceits and non-actors cast as themselves to create an ethnographic portrait of Furadouro, a remote Portuguese fishing village. The dramatic premise, about a soldier returning home to a place that has changed in both subtle and obvious ways during his absence, serves as a pretext for Rocha to respectfully examine the specificities of Furadouro's people, their daily routines and rituals, and their evolving relationships with the village’s history.

Series: Art of the Real 2014

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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