Silvestre ★★★★★

This is one of Monteiro's finest and most important stylistic achievements. Adapted from a 15th century Portuguese fable, with echoes of the Bluebeard folktale, this narrative of a damsel who disguises herself as a knight errant is mounted in front of extremely theatrical sets that resemble ancient religious paintings. And the emotions and values on display are no less mythological. Featuring a young Maria de Medeiros!

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