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Casa de Lava: Down to Earth

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Mariana, a nurse assigned to care for an injured immigrant worker, returns to his Cape Verde village with him. She begins to feel almost claustrophobic in the grim environment as she encounters a series of disturbing characters who drag her deeper into their depressing and hopeless lives. In light of this Mariana begins to reevaluate her dissatisfaction with her former life.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Party

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"Leonor and Rogério celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary by hosting a party at their luxurious seaside villa. As the party wears on, Leonor finds herself pursued by an aging lothario, Michael, a powerful, cunning man with a razor-sharp wit. This game of cat-and-mouse heats up, leading to a wild and surprising revelation from the ordinarily passive Rogério."--Container.
DVD
2001; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Ossos: Bones

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Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend.
DVD
2010; 1997
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Party

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Leonor and Rogério celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary by hosting a party at their luxurious seaside villa. As the party wears on, Leonor finds herself pursued by an aging lothario, Michael, a powerful, cunning man with a razor-sharp wit. This game of cat-and-mouse heats up, leading to a wild and surprising revelation from the ordinarily passive Rogério.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Viagem Ao Principío Do Mundo

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An aging film director, on location in Portugal, takes three actor friends on a driving tour of a mountain village where one of the actors, born in France but of Portuguese descent, is united with an elderly aunt he has never met. The filmmakers speculate on beginnings and endings, what remains of the past and what is lost.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inquietude

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Contains three different stories that deal with death and immortality. In the first, an elderly father and his son discuss suicide as delivery from decrepitude and mediocrity. In the second, a young aristocratic man falls in love with a dying prostitute in the 1930s. The final story revolves around a peasant girl who thinks she has found a way to leave her village, but actually she has doomed herself to thousands of years there.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

La Lettre

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Mademoiselle de Chartres experiences her first heartbreak when a youth who believes in free love abandons her. Her mother's friend Mrs. Silva introduces her to Jacques de Cleves, a doctor of good reputation. Hoping to overcome her bitterness she agrees to marries him, but after the marriage falls in love with a young and fashionable singer. She confides in her husband, who becomes ill at the news, and in a childhood friend who has become a nun.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Palavra e Utopia

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The story of Jesuit missionary António Vieira, who worked with the Brazilian Indians and who was called before the Inquisition in 1663.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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O Quinto Império: Ontem Como Hoje

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Set mainly in one room, King Sebastian of Portugal converses with his counselors, court jesters, his grandmother and Simão Gomes, a 16th century visionary.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

O Dia Do Desespero

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Portrait of the last days of the 19th-century Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco. He suffered from an eye disease and one day woke up blind. His despair, as a writer unable to write, led him to suicide.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Non, Ou, a Vã Glória de Mandar

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Episodes from the military history of Portugal are told through flashbacks narrated by an intellectual soldier as he travels through a Portuguese African colony in 1973. He easily draws his comrades into philosophical musings, and the little contingent suffers badly at the hands of the local military opposition.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

A Divina Comédia

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The inmates of a mental institution all believe that they are historical characters, ranging from Adam and Eve to St. Teresa de Avila to film directors. Each has a special message to impart about the meaning of life and religion.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Vale Abraão

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Story of Ema, a very attractive young girl with enormous power over men. She marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend and they move to the Valley of Abraham. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage, so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. A Portuguese reworking of themes from "Madame Bovary."
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

A Caixa

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Everyday an old blind man sits in a doorway begging for money, while his daughter spends her days ironing and complaining. Their neighborhood is not wealthy, and many a passerby is envious of the old beggar's box of accumulating coins. It has been stolen before so the man and the daughter's boyfriend keep an eye on it, but eventually tragedy ensues when the box disappears again.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

O Convento

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An American professor travels with his beautiful wife Helene to a Portuguese monastery to prove his theory that Shakespeare was actually of Spanish Jewish origin. The host at the convent is the sinister Baltar, who becomes infatuated with Helene. A classic battle of good versus evil ensues as the flirtation between the two develops, leaving the viewer wondering which one of these characters is the Devil himself.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Je Rentre à la Maison

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The comfortable daily routines of an aging Parisian actor are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. Having to take care of his now-orphaned grandson, he struggles to go on with his lifelong acting career and finally becomes convinced that its time to retire.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

O Princípio DA Incerteza

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José, who has been in love with Camila since childhood, is engaged in some kind of shady business practice with Vanessa, who runs a brothel and a dance club. Antonio, his friend from a wealthy family, proposes to Camila, whose family has fallen on hard times. The calculating Camila marries Antonio, who makes little effort to hide his affair with Vanessa.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Um Filme Falado

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Eight-year-old Maria Joana embarks on an ocean cruise from her native Portugal to Bombay, India accompanied by her mother, history professor Rosa Maria. After three mysterious and glamorous women board in route, the journey grows in tension and complexity.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Porto DA Minha Infância

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His family home has disappeared, the hanging tree is gone, and so are the candy stores, the Crystal Palace, and Guilhermina, his cousin and first love. A docu-drama bringing to life memories from the director Manoel de Oliviera's early days.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

L'ennui

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"Martin, a 40-something philosophy teacher [is] in the throes of a mid-life crisis. This takes a turn when he begins an affair with Cécilia, a young woman half his age. At first, the relationship is purely physical, however, Martin soon finds himself driven to the brink of insanity when he realizes that he can not possess her. When Cécilia admits to another lover, Martin's jealousy erupts and his life spirals out of control."--Container.
DVD
2000; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)