The Last Time I Saw Macao (2013)
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A wonderfully mysterious, shape-shifting feature from celebrated filmmakers Joćo Pedro Rodrigues and Joćo Rui Guerra da Mata, "The Last Time I Saw Macao" is a detective tale that blends film noir, documentary footage and personal travelogue to intoxicating effect. (c) Cinema Guild
Sep 13, 2013 Limited
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"The Last Time I Saw Macao" is a shotgun wedding of arbitrary narrative and generally random images.
A sly, amusing if underconceptulized and needlessly elliptical inquiry into truth, memory and appearances from the Portuguese filmmakers Joćo Pedro Rodrigues and Joćo Rui Guerra da Mata.
The effort is commendable and the complicated emotions of the piece (for a place and a people) come through loud and clear.
Rodrigues and Guerra Da Mata's film is often haunting, and its portentous and mournful atmospherics ultimately help compensate for the nagging impression that it's a work almost too personal for an outside viewer to fully penetrate.
The directors build a melancholy collage of beautiful images, many of which worthy of a gallery wall, in this attempt to untwine both individual and national displaced histories.
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