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The Last Time I Saw Macao

A Última Vez Que Vi Macau

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Directed by João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues
Portugal, France, 2012
Documentary
      Portuguese
      English

Synopsis

Two directors embark on a journey of discovery to Macao, a multicultural labyrinth-city. The Oriental childhood memories of one–fictionalized recollections of a vivid reality–enter into dialogue with the other’s memories taken from films, book or paintings–vivid memories of a fictionalized reality.

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Evocatively remixing the essay film as a thriller, Portuguese auteurs João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra da Mata honor the gambling capital of the world with this oneiric trip. Macao is expressed here as if it were inside of a hazy, unforgettable dream reckoning with the shadow of colonialism.

Synopsis

Two directors embark on a journey of discovery to Macao, a multicultural labyrinth-city. The Oriental childhood memories of one–fictionalized recollections of a vivid reality–enter into dialogue with the other’s memories taken from films, book or paintings–vivid memories of a fictionalized reality.

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The Last Time I Saw MacaoDirected byJoão Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
2012 | Winner: Best Director (Swiss Critics Boccalino Award)
2012 | Special Mention

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