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José and Pilar
The universe won't remember us. It won't remember Homer wrote The Odyssey
"José and Pilar," a documentary by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes, is a deeply moving story about love, loss and literature. It follows the days of José Saramago, the Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, and his wife, Pilar del Rio. The film shows their whirlwind life of international travel, his passion for completing his masterpiece, "The Elephant's Journey" and how their love quietly sustains them throughout.
Way too long. But you won't realize it.
Filme muito bom, mesmo!
Ele continua a ser um génio, e não é por acaso. Os génios são intemporais.
Um documentário interessante sobre um homem que, por acaso, era um gênio da literatura.
An interesting documentary about a man who happened to be a literature genious.
Meet José and the love of his life, Pilar.
José Saramago is known wordlwide due to his books and for being awarded the 1998's Nobel Prize in Literature, the first Portuguese author who has achieved such award.
But in this movie the audience gets a remarkable portrait of the life of the man who provoked and delighted millions with his controverse books. In "José and Pilar" we enter an emotional journey, filled with many peculiar moments of love, sadness and humour while the questions about life and death are always present, making the viewer feel as if one is a travelling companion of this incredible couple.
Stunning photography that will make you want to book a trip to Lanzarote and a very attentive eye of the director makes this movie such a delight to watch.
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