Foreign Land


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icon-brazilian-cinemaWalter Salles - Leaving Home

Foreign Land

  1. Friday, November 16, 2012 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Foreign Land
The film is set in São Paolo, Brazil, and Lisbon, Portugal, in the early ‘90s. We see the economic chaos inflicted on Brazil under President Fernando Collor, with two victims being an aspiring young actor named Paco and his mother. Simultaneously, in Lisbon, we witness the rocky affair of a jazz trumpeter/heroin addict named Miguel and his frustrated girlfriend, Alex. Through a series of unfortunate events, their stories intersect in Lisbon, developing into a road trip to Spain. The film has elements of classic noir, filled with striking black and white cinematography that captures the rough beauty of the landscapes, and our characters’ sense of innocence, love and adventure in a nearly hopeless world. Portuguese language with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)