Abraham's Valley Reviews

January 26, 2006
Subtle, elegant, enigmatic, this movie by the veteran Oliveira exercises a powerful grip.
September 18, 2004
This beautifully shot, slow-moving, talky meditation on a life of leisure led by an adulterous woman differs most radically from Flaubert's novel in its indifference to the middle class.
September 18, 2004
It mesmerizes, sometimes maddens and tests the emotional and physical reflexes.
November 9, 2010
It's both elegant and subtle, a beautifully achieved pic that has a timeless poetical quality.
September 15, 2009
A great deal of screen time is devoted to the false intellectualism and forced mannerisms of dinner party conversations.
September 15, 2009
When others would be retiring, Oliveira gives us movie after movie that begs to be indulged, with great affection, as the autumnal output of a codger deserving of, if not destined for, a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.
July 5, 2005