The Tournées Festival/Film Today: 'Mystéres de Lisbonne / Misterios de Lisboa / Mysteries of Lisbon' (Part 1)
CalArts, Bijou Theater
'Mystéres de Lisbonne / Misterios de Lisboa
Mysteries of Lisbon' (Part 1)
2010 / 257 min.
There are two different parts to this film. Part 1 will show on 2/22 and Part 2 on 3/1.
FILM/VIDEO: This majestic, magisterial film is based on a labyrinthine, three-volume 19th century Portuguese novel by Camilo Castilo Branco. Mysteries of Lisbon begins as the story of a 14-year-old boy’s, João, quest to discover his true origins, expands to include the reminiscences of legions. Believing himself to be an orphan, João soon discovers that he’s the son of a countess. This revelation leads to several other connections and mysteries to be unraveled.
This event is part of The Tournées Festival, the weekly series of new French films on campus.
Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by:
- Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States / Centre National de la Cinématographie et l’Image Animée
- CampusFrance / Florence Gould Foundation / highbrow entertainment