Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo (Journey to the Beginning of the World)(Voyage to the Beginning) (1997)

Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo (Journey to the Beginning of the World)(Voyage to the Beginning)

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Octogenarian film director Manoel de Oliveira travels autobiographical avenues in this portrait of a film director Manoel (Marcello Mastroianni) who is shooting on location in Portugal. During a break, one of the film's actors, Afonso, born in France but of Portuguese descent, travels to his father's birthplace, accompanied by the director and two other actors. The journey takes them to Alto Minho in the north of Portugal, where they look back on rural Portugal and the memories of a lifetime. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Manoel de Oliveira
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On DVD: Apr 25, 2000
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Strand Releasing

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as Maria Afonso

as Jose Afonso
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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A lovely look at memories, the past, and endings. It's slightly talky, but beautifully autumnal, oddly relaxing and very moving.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

A motivational speech disguised as a travelogue - a cross-country Chicken Soup for the Soul

Full Review… | September 26, 2001
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