Eduardo Valente’s review published on Letterboxd:
Amazing for Sarno at this point of his career to go back to the "sertão" which was such an integral part of his life as a filmmaker but this time to infuse it with a baroque travel through time and imagination of a man facing mortality. It manages to take Rosa (it might be the best Grande Sertão adaptation with absolutely no relation to its story and characters) and mingle it with Proust in a way which doesn't feel forced for one second. It's the best film Luiz Fernando Carvalho never achieved but always tried or the proof that older age is no excuse for Malick to have become so self centered. Really free, felt, lived.