Brazilian guy living in Berlin, born in Rio de Janeiro, addicted to the Seventh Art and all types of films: from cult to mainstream, films d'auteur to blockbusters, arthouse to B movies, animations to documentaries, short films to miniseries.
What a complete bore to follow in endless landscape shots such a detestable character who has the nerve to treat her photographer like garbage when she is being financed by his magazine to go on a fanciful journey that seems exciting only to herself and no one else.
It takes a very insightful director to tackle different social matters in this subtle way, never preaching or offering solutions, with a story that unfolds in a careful pace and gives us time to connect with the characters as we closely observe their lives and actions.
Though it is not hard to see the intention when you know Brecht, it is curious that this adaptation is less straightforward and more rambling than one would expect from one of his stories, being more of a pseudo-poetic mind trip than a consistent social commentary.
A delicate and utterly sweet coming-of-age story that had me smiling the whole time due to so much sensibility and charismatic characters - and Ribeiro directs it with an impressive confidence, expanding the short film it is based on into a much more nuanced narrative.
Though notably less interesting than the first part, this conclusion of Nymph()maniac still proposes more intelligent discussions and wraps up the story as a powerful feminist statement about every woman's right to obtain pleasure from their own sexual impulses and desire.