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123 Ratings

Sentimental Education

Educação Sentimental

Directed by Júlio Bressane
Brazil, 2013
  • Portuguese
  • English, Italian


Áurea, a solitary teacher, starts a singular relationship with a young man with whom she has a chance encounter. A sensitive soul, she finds herself attracted to his moving beauty which compels her to lose herself…

Our take

Little known in the United States, director Júlio Bressane is a key figure of Cinema Marginal and one of the most exciting talents of Brazilian cinema. Here, Bressane re-imagines the Greek myth of Endymion as a sexy, mysterious, and exploratory encounter between an older woman and a younger man.

Sentimental Education Directed by Júlio Bressane

Critics reviews

Throughout the film, the lulling cadences of the actors’ Portuguese are a perfect complement to the mesmeric rhythms that underpin the work’s structural composition.
March 16, 2014
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