Ossos (1997)




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A teenage boy saves a baby from a suicidal mother and then attempts to find a home for it on the streets of Lisbon. Meanwhile, the infant's mother and her friend set off to search for it. A downbeat, minimalist tale from Portuguese director Pedro Costa.


Vanda Duarte
as Clotilde
Nuno Vaz
as The Father
Isabel Ruth
as Eduarda
Miguel Sermao
as Clotilde's Husband

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What follows is a series of long and moderate takes, often wordless, which are remarkable in their passive beauty. Costa doesn't so much as direct a scene as he paints a scene.

Jul 30, 2015 | Full Review…

If you're willing to go with the haunting misery done up in an aesthetic way and with conviction, this well-framed pic should do the trick.

May 7, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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