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FOUND MEMORIES

Directed by Julia Murat
  • YEAR 10 - FILM 6 / 
  • Brazil, Argentina and France / 
  • 2011 / 
  • Portuguese with English subtitles / 
  • 98 min
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"A confident and impressive first fiction feature! Offers a sweetly seductive form of intoxication."
– Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
"Striking visuals! Lensing has an iconic power."
– Jay Weissberg, Variety
"In her first feature-length film, director Julia Murat has crafted an elegant still life, with all the poignancy and observation implied."
– Andrew Lapin, NPR

Synopsis

Like every morning, Madalena makes bread for Antonio's old coffee shop. Like every day, she crosses the railways where no trains have passed for years; she cleans up the gate of the locked cemetery, and listens to the priest's sermon before sharing lunch with the other old villagers. Clinging to the image of her dead husband and living in her memories, Madalena is awakened by the arrival of Rita, a young photographer who is arriving in the ghost village of Jotuomba, where time seems to have stopped. A deep relationship is forged between the two women, which gradually builds to have a profound effect on both of their lives, as well as the rest of the villagers.

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Customer Reviews


whereslisa - Customer Review
This movie was so incredibly beautiful!!!


Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
I gave this film a high rating, despite that I normally penalize slow films. I know that makes me a hypocrite, but I really like this film's story and its amazing cinematography, which is rich in color and details. This film belongs in an art museum!

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Madalena (Sonia Guedes) in FOUND MEMORIES
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Madalena (Sonia Guedes) in FOUND MEMORIES
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Rita (Lisa E Favero) in FOUND MEMORIES
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Rita (Lisa E Favero) in FOUND MEMORIES
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Director Julia Murat
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