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  1. Inês Moreira Santos's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

  2. Daniel Roque's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Gosto tanto de Fernando Pessoa como de Coca-Loca.

  3. Caitlin's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

  4. Jéssica Cardoso's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Hoje, defensora acérrima do uso do crucifixo como abridor de garrafas de cola.

  5. Carolina Frade's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

  6. Thomas's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Hilarious, absurdist short, filmed with a sublimely deadpan tone. The simple story is enough of a premise while at the same time feeling part of something a lot bigger. Though it's a perfect length I kind of wished there was more of it, proof of its quality I guess.

  7. Gavin Erickson's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Endless rack focussing ooh look at the depth of field, wait its in focus now.

  8. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    A delightful short that uses an apparently true event to create a delightfully amusing comment on the divide between poetry, honesty, commerce, and advertising. Well worth 27 minutes of your time.

  9. edsalkeld's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Excellent little short. And possibly the best exorcism you've ever seen.

  10. Ted Eames's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Fun shaggy dog story from Eugene Green. There must be some good out-takes somewhere because it's amazing how the actors manage to keep straight faces, especially during the wonderful exorcism scene. And in the Portuguese original, the coke slogan is a genuinely lovely couplet.

  11. Charlie Douglas-Hamilton's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Absolutely involving throughout its short runtime. The characters are well defined, and Green creates a stilted surrealism that elevates the story. Slightly reminiscent of a sunnier and more playful Roy Andersson. I really enjoyed it and will look out for more of his work, as well as another reminder to check out Pessoa's writing!

  12. Iulian's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

  13. Joshua's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    A witty homage to the Great (capital-G) poet of Portugal, whose relentless sincerity took as many masks as he himself took identities. Dry and self-assertive, the antithesis of sugary commercialism. A great (little-g) short.

  14. jsbrocka's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Although the premise of this film is based on the simple anecdote of Fernando Pessoa once being asked to write an ad slogan for Coca-Cola, the storytelling is a complex triumph of modern filmmaking. Witty dialogue, charming characters, gorgeous scenes, and the director's imprimatur all combine to create 27 minutes of pure delight.

  15. Alex Meire's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    A light amusement between a couple of fados.

  16. Francisco Real's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

  17. rafaelluppi's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Apesar da curta duração, traz uma discussão profunda sobre arte, capitalismo e conservadorismo religioso em tempos de um regime de exceção. Acaba dizendo muito também à situação atual do Brasil. Mas algumas opções do diretor de impor uma atuação mais “dura” aos atores e muitos close ups nos diálogos acabaram me tirando um pouco da história. Ainda assim, recomendo.

  18. Elijah T.'s rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    HFPSP; or, Dawn of the Encoberto Knowing nothing of Portugal, I didn't get the jokes, but they seemed to be ever present in a deadpan way. Overall, this is a funny and interesting "mini-film" (directly?) based on a true story. I imagine people who are from or live in Portugal would appreciate it far more than this foreigner could, especially if they know the Coca-Louca story or atleast know of Fernando Pessoa.

  19. jakun koo's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

  20. adugobiri's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

  21. msmichel's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    This droll, blackly comic short film from Eugene Green is a quite wonderful effort mixing the worlds of advertising, poetry and authoritarian rule. Like Green's features there is a tranquil beauty to his images but instead of his usual academic efforts this offers a glimpse of his humour alongside his intellect.

  22. Gabriel Vasto Laurindo De Masi's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    Um filme encantador. Com uma fotografia simples, embora elegante, o curta trata de temas como a relação entre a arte e a indústria, a dificuldade de ser um artista na contemporaneidade, fala sobre censura e estruturas de poder, tudo com uma abordagem que contém comédia na medida certa e atuações que casam perfeitamente com o jogo frontal de câmera utilizado. A cena do exorcismo é de uma genialidade admirável!

  23. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    How Coca Cola was banned in Portugal for 40 years. It is almost a shame it got allowed as that would have been a even bigger sensation. Great fun though especially the exorcism scene.

  24. Paul Mirek's rating of the film How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal

    A super-rewarding short that manages to be both dense and breezy at the same time. Carlotto Cotta's facial acting is a delight.

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