manoel-de-oliveira,The Convent [DVD] [] [1996] [Region 1], A Talking Picture, Eccentricities of a Blonde Haired Girl, The Strange Case of Angelica [DVD]

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"...This is high Oliveira country, where patience, thought and an offbeat sense of humor are amply repaid..." Variety "...THE CONVENT has a coolly attractive performance by Catherine Deneuve..." Film Comment "...THE CONVENT is a sly, beautiful enigma of a movie, a reflection upon the eternal mystery of life itself..." Los Angeles Times "...Deneuve is perfectly in sync with the film's odd ebb and flow. She transforms the surroundings with her accustomary beauty and cool resolve..." Chicago Sun-Times55.57067

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"[A] beautiful film, and along with John Malkovich, an Oliveira favorite, at his most urbane, it features to fine advantage three of the international cinema's most elegant and enduring actresses..."Los Angeles Times55.04419

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]f you're susceptible to delicate literary ironies, this concise 2009 feature is one of his most approachable."Uncut0.5264827

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"Oliveira understands the cinema as a 'magic mirror' in which the real and the fantastic are mutually dependent upon one another, tightly intertwined within the same image."Film Comment "This fresh, highly original film, inspired by Oliveira's substantially different, never-filmed 1952 script, has been made with the greatest of ease and simplicity and with drollery and wit..."Los Angeles Times0.394862

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