The Book of Delights

IN THEATERS AND ON DEMAND 09.02.2022
Directed by Marcela Lordy
Film Movement
2020
100 Minutes
Brazil, Argentina
Portuguese
Erotic, Drama
Not Rated

THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS is a free adaptation of "An Apprenticeship or the Book of Delights" by Clarice Lispector, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed and influential writers.

Lóri, a free spirited and attractive teacher, leads an erotic life of love affairs, taking charge of her own desires and needs, whilst knowingly avoiding any attachments. A meeting with the Argentinian Ulisses, a renowned and egocentric philosophy teacher sparks a change in Lóri. As she learns to take steps towards others, she eventually understands how to love and accept herself fully.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Marcela Lordy
  • Starring: Simone Spoladore
  • Starring: Javier Drolas
  • Starring: Felipe Rocha
  • Starring: Gabriel Stauffer
  • Starring: Martha Nowill

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Reviews

  • "A personal exploration that deeply moves and challenges, where each elusive gesture becomes endearing. "
    Belén Paladino, Caligari
  • "***** (5 stars) Lóri is played by Simone Spoladore , in an exceptional interpretation. Impossible to think of a better actress for the role. "
    Lucia Monteiro, Folha de Sao Paolo
  • "Lori's hesitations, always on the verge of giving up on herself, her difficulty in dealing with the pain of existing, all this is visually translated in a remarkable way. In short, a work that worthily celebrates the centenary of Clarice Lispector."
    Jose Geraldo Couto, IMS.com
Winner
Best Actress
BAFICI
Winner
Special Mention - Feature Film
BAFICI
Official Selection
São Paulo Int'l. Film Festival