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Francisca

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Genres: Biography, Drama
Starring: Diogo Dória, Mário Barroso
Director: Manoel de Oliveira
Plot Synopsis:

A tale of an obsessive love affair, Manoel de Oliveira's Francisca is based on a novel by Agustina Bessa-Luís, whose work he'd later adapt twice more. The book's re-telling of a troubled passage in real-life author Camilo Castelo Branco life (his friend José Augusto embarked on a perverse game of marital cat and mouse with Francisca, the woman the novelist loved) led Oliveira to new levels of stylistic and formal imagination. (It helped that his wife, a distant relative of the historical Francisca, gave him access to a cache of the woman's letters.) With its elaborate title cards, its abundance of shots in which the action is oriented directly toward the camera, its gloomy interiors, and its show-stopping gala set-pieces, Francisca is an exacting, sumptuous and utterly inimitable cinematic experience, and one of Oliveira's crowning achievements.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: April 6th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 1981
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Grasshopper Film
  • Technical Specs
    Length:166 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:Portuguese
    Subtitles/Captions:English