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Arabian Nights

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"Arabian Nights is a monumental and dazzlingly original three-part film by Miguel Gomes (Tabu) that uses the structure of One Thousand and One Nights is order to tell the story of contemporary Portugal. Gomes' Scheherazade tells fantastic tales both fictional and documentary, from talking roosters to the everyday trials of the unemployed. Gomes weaves a colorful, surreal, and politically potent palimpsest of a film that captures how the great recession has affected both our lives and our dreams."--Container.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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L'europe des Écrivains: Disc 4

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Writers explore the continent through the eyes of the major figures of contemporary literature. Each film portrays a European country, shows how it is perceived and experienced, revisits its history and current issues through testimonies and writings of one or more great authors of literature from where they originated.
DVD
2015; 2014
Clemons (Stacks)
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Les Lignes de Wellington =: Lines of Wellington

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This lavish, star-studded epic set during The Napoleonic Wars of 1810 chronicles a multitude of characters--soldiers and civilians, men, women and children, young and old--as their everyday lives are torn apart by war. Dragged through hills and valleys, between ruined villages, and across charred forests and devastated crops, none can escape the chaos of the times, no matter their station. The idealistic young lieutenant Pedro de Alencar; Clarissa Warren, the malicious little English girl; the shady dealer Penabranca; the vindictive Sergeant Francisco Xavier; and the lusty prostitute Martrio will all follow different paths to the lines of Torres, where the final battle will decide each of their fates.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tunnel Vision

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In this, his debut film, Raz Mesinai and composer/collaborator Jonathan Uliel Saldanha take a deep look underneath the city of Porto, Portugal, in search of the "Prima Materia" of Sound Alchemy-subterranean frequencies.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Portuguese Nun

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A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
DVD
2012; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto: Our Beloved Month of August

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Despite a complete lack of financing and cast, driven young director Miguel Gomes is hell-bent on making a film and dives headlong into a cinematic kaleidoscope. With a camera and a small crew, Gomes travels to a remote Portuguese mountainside, where the Pardieiros music festival is under way, and begins filming the townsfolk. While the festival sets one's eyes ablaze and toes tapping, Gomes finds a narrative slowly and sneakily emerging. Locations, songs, and characters from the documentary are recast as echoes of their former selves. Townspeople are reincarnated as members of a family band and incestuous subplots unfold. These colliding realities beg the question: Is the beginning of the film merely research for following fiction? Is truth a rehearsal for fiction here, or is it th [...]
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Mistérios de Lisboa

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Raul Ruiz's masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Vanda's Room

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A documentary-style film about Vanda, a heroin user in Lisbon, and the people around her who live in the ancient ghetto occupied by addicts, hustlers and poor immigrant families. All the buildings in Vanda's district are being demolished, which produces a perpetually grating cacophony throughout the film.
DVD
2010; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

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)
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Colossal Youth

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A fusion of documentary and dramatic essay chronicling the relocation of the mostly Cape Verdean immigrant inhabitants of a Lisbon slum to a newly constructed district on the outskirts of the city.
DVD
2010; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Letters From Fontainhas: Supplements

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New selected-scene audio commentary for Colossal Youth with critic Cyril Neyrat and author-philosopher Jacques Ranciere; Tout refleurit, Pedro Costa, cinéaste = All Blossoms Again (2006), a feature-length documentary on Costa; Tarrafal, and The Rabbit Hunters, two short films by Costa; Little Boy Male, Little Girl Female, a video installation piece by Costa featuring outtakes from In Vanda's Room and Colossal Youth. Booklet featuring essays by critics Cyril Neyrat, Ricardo Matos Cabo, Luc Sante, Thom Andersen, and Mark Peranson, as well as a reprint by Bernard Eisenschitz.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Fados

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Explore a musical genre that combines African and Brazilian origins into a fusion of cinema, song, dance, and instruments. Includes legends Maria Severa and Amália Rodrigues, modern stars Mariza and Camane, and more.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Portugal [electronic resource]

Until recently, Portugal's traditional sheep's milk cheeses were produced mostly for domestic consumption. Host Will Studd travels through the rugged mountains of the north to find out more about the king of Portuguese cheeses, Serra da Estrela. Originally produced in pre-Roman times, this ancient cheese is still made curdled with the juice of cardoon thistles. In the Azores, on the beautiful island of San Jorge, Will learns more about the benchmark cheeses of "little Switzerland".
Online
2009
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When the Moors Ruled in Europe

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"Examines a long-buried chapter of European history: the rise and fall of Islamic culture in what is now Spain and Portugal... See how Moorish advances in mathematics, astronomy, art, and agriculture helped propel the West out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. What emerges is a richly detailed portrait of a sensuous, inquisitive, and remarkably progressive Islamic culture in Christian Europe" -- Container.
DVD
2008; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cristóva̋o Colombo: O Enigma

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Manuel Luciano da Silva and his wife travel the world gathering evidence that Christopher Columbus was actually Portuguese.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Mon Cas

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Presents four rehearsals for a play, each with a distinct style: one with the actors and an intruder interacting with the camera, one as a silent film with Samuel Beckett speaking in the background, one with the actors working backwards and the last with an apocalyptical perspective based on the Book of Job.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

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)
20.

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)