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RAÚL RUIZ: STORIES WITHIN STORIES
8.4
/10
823 Ratings

MYSTERIES OF LISBON

Mistérios de Lisboa

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Directed by Raúl Ruiz
Portugal, France, 2010
Drama, Romance, Mystery
      Portuguese
      English
      CAUTION

Synopsis

Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, sets out on a quest to discover the truth of his parentage amongst a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades.

Our take

Romance! Vengeance! Pirates! Don’t let the running time put you off, this sprawling, Dickensian Bildungsroman marries the narrative sweep of the best TV to the artistry of a cinematic master operating at the top of his game. Raúl Ruiz’s mesmerising epic is what weekend afternoons were made for.

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RAÚL RUIZ: STORIES WITHIN STORIES

Synopsis

Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, sets out on a quest to discover the truth of his parentage amongst a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades.

Our take

Romance! Vengeance! Pirates! Don’t let the running time put you off, this sprawling, Dickensian Bildungsroman marries the narrative sweep of the best TV to the artistry of a cinematic master operating at the top of his game. Raúl Ruiz’s mesmerising epic is what weekend afternoons were made for.

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Mysteries of LisbonDirected byRaúl Ruiz
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Awards & Festivals

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Toronto International Film Festival
2010
San Sebastián International Film Festival
2010 | Winner: Silver Seashell - Best Director
Village Voice Film Poll
2010 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film
2011 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

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