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The Portuguese Nun, Dir Eugène Green, 2009

The Portuguese Nun

21 Jan 201122 May 2011

★★★★★ "Radiant, perplexing and distinctive, Green’s world is a place where art and life converge" Time Out

"Once you’ve seen Eugène Green’s latest, ordinary movies will never seem the same again...spell binding" New Statesman

One of The Guardian’s Best Films of 2011  

★★★★ "Exquisite cinema" The Telegraph

After its successful first-run in January, here’s another chance to see this precise yet mischievous exercise in poetic minimalism from noted auteur Eugène Green, whose work over the last decade has won international acclaim. Julie de Hauranne, a young French actress, travels to Lisbon to act in a film inspired by Guilleragues’ Letters of a Portuguese Nun. During her stay, she has a number of encounters, which, much like her previous existence, seem ephemeral and without consequence. But one night, after finally speaking with the nun, she glimpses her destiny and the meaning of her life."

After the screening on May 11th, the director of The Portuguese Nun Eugène Green discusses his uniquely fascinating views on cinema and filmmaking with critically acclaimed screenwriter Paul Mayersberg (Man Who Fell to Earth, Croupier, Eureka). 

Dir Eugène Green, Portugal 2009, 127 mins, subtitles, 35mm

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