Directed by Joao Canijo ‘FREE’ SCREENING, SATURDAY 3 JUNE, 4 PM.
Kind Courtesy: Embassy of Portugal & Camões Portuguese Cultural Centre
The Opening Film Blood of my Blood (Portugal) of the RCB Film Club’s June Series has been screened at the top festivals of the world, won nearly 19 Awards, was Portugal’s Oscar nomination in 2011, and is considered by many to be one of the top 10 Portuguese films of all time. It was also the most successful film of the year in Portugal.
It is a tough and moving drama of a family in crisis, led by a strong mother who fights every problem with strength and fortitude (well-known Portuguese actress Rita Blanco won many awards for her masterful performance).
Her son sells drugs, her daughter is having an affair with a married man, her sister longs to be loved, and she herself hides a dark secret. The film portrays a multiple range of relationships, with fluctuating moments of pain, passion, tenderness, violence, that are all evened out at the end.
Director Joao Canijo, who worked with renowned film makers like Wim Wenders, Alain Turner, Manuel de Oliveira, spent more than two years on the script of this deep, thought-provoking drama. His quirky cinematic style is another highlight of the movie, where he blends parallel scenes and uses continuous ambient sounds in the background.
It all adds to a moving and striking film, that is not easy to forget.
What the Critics said:
Portugal Daily View: Labelled as a contemporary masterpiece by film critics, João Canijo’s Blood of my Blood is a story of unconditional love.
Eyeforfilm, UK- An elegant and sensitively filmed drama which is a richly woven social tapestry of its time and place
The Opening Film is supported by the Embassy of Portugal and the Camões Portuguese Cultural Centre. Ambassador HE Francisco Vaz Patto will introduce the movie.
There will be an Opening Reception after the screening of the film, kind courtesy the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, GLOBO Internacional.
We look forward to welcoming you to the screening.
The Movie Screening will be at Room 232 (Second Floor) of River City Bangkok.
Tel. 022370077-8 ext. 622, 701
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