These forums may contain mild adult content and are not associated with EON, Sony or any other companies and do not reflect their views.
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, dir. Raul Ruiz)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Harmsway
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2801
Member Since : 2011-08-22

PostSubject: Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, dir. Raul Ruiz)   Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:15 pm

If I see one more film the rest of this year, I hope it's this one. I've heard so much about Ruiz's MYSTERIES OF LISBON, even before his passing just a few days ago. It's a sprawling, discursive narrative set in late 18th- and early 19th-century Portugal, a Borgesian web of stories that tumble from one into the other, brought to life with a lushness and operatic style reminiscent of Visconti's THE LEOPARD. For more, I'll point you to Tony Pipolo's review for Film Comment.

The trailer is below, but on the Apple site for MYSTERIES OF LISBON, they offer a clip of the film that I suspect is a better representation of the film than the trailer is.

Back to top Go down
Harmsway
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2801
Member Since : 2011-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, dir. Raul Ruiz)   Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:18 am

Composer Jorge Arriada has been a longtime collaborator with Raul Ruiz (he also did work on MYSTERIES OF LISBON), and today, Mubi offers a sampling of Arriada's work for Ruiz.
Back to top Go down
Harmsway
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2801
Member Since : 2011-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, dir. Raul Ruiz)   Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:57 am

I'll be seeing this tonight. Can't wait.
Back to top Go down
Harmsway
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 2801
Member Since : 2011-08-22

PostSubject: Re: Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, dir. Raul Ruiz)   Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:27 am

As my comments elsewhere have indicated, I think MYSTERIES OF LISBON is a true-blue masterpiece. MYSTERIES offers grand, arthouse melodrama, not *entirely* unlike I AM LOVE or TETRO, two films which I've admired from the past few years, though they pale in comparison to MYSTERIES. And since MYSTERIES is fundamentally concerned with questions of memory, narrative, and identity, the better point of comparison might be 2046 (or this year's over-celebrated TREE OF LIFE).

It's a shame that practically nobody will see it; four-and-a-half hour epics aren't the rage these days, much less when they're foreign period pieces.
Back to top Go down
saint mark
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
avatar

Posts : 1162
Member Since : 2011-09-08
Location : Up in the Dutch mountains

PostSubject: Re: Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, dir. Raul Ruiz)   Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:36 pm

Harmsway wrote:
As my comments elsewhere have indicated, I think MYSTERIES OF LISBON is a true-blue masterpiece. MYSTERIES offers grand, arthouse melodrama, not *entirely* unlike I AM LOVE or TETRO, two films which I've admired from the past few years, though they pale in comparison to MYSTERIES. And since MYSTERIES is fundamentally concerned with questions of memory, narrative, and identity, the better point of comparison might be 2046 (or this year's over-celebrated TREE OF LIFE).

It's a shame that practically nobody will see it; four-and-a-half hour epics aren't the rage these days, much less when they're foreign period pieces.

It sounds like an interesting buy on dvd.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, dir. Raul Ruiz)   

Back to top Go down
 
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, dir. Raul Ruiz)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bond And Beyond :: Beyond :: Film News & Film Discussion-
Jump to: