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The Portuguese Nun

3

A young actress has an epiphany in luscious Lisbon...

Portuguese Nun review

Having recently split from her boyfriend, young actress Julie (Leonor Baldaque) travels to Lisbon to shoot an avant-garde period romance.

In her free time she meets an orphan boy (Francisco Mozos) and a real-life nun (Ana Moreira), prompting a moment of epiphany.

Director Eugène Green adopts a deliberately artificial approach to his leisurely plot, with self-referential touches and the cast stiffly delivering dialogue straight to camera.

Despite the distancing preciousness, there are compensations in the beautiful Lisbon vistas, fado music and unexpectedly moving resolution.
 

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 21st 2011
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