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Como desenhar um círculo perfeito (How to Draw a Perfect Circle)
dir. Marco Martins
Portugal, 2009, 95 minutes
English Subtitles

25th European Union Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Friday, December 3, 2010, 9:00 pm
Best known for his daring festival-favourite ALICE (2005), Marco Martins continues his dark and brooding cinema in this controversial film. Twins Guilherme and Sofia have a sexual connection that bubbles beyond mere tension, and Sofia’s promise to someday hand over her virginity to her brother distracts the two from their wealthy family’s misfortunes. As jealousy and betrayal looms, however, their intimacy reaches dangerous new territory. In tackling such a daunting topic, Martins’ heavy but masterful hand proves remarkably adept, soaking the film in a refreshing French New Wave sensibility. Challenging and thought-provoking. English sub-titles.

Director Marco Martins and star Beatriz Batarda will attend the screening.

Mieux connu pour le favori des festivals, ALICE (2005), Marco Martins continue son cinéma sombre et boudeur dans HOW TO DRAW A PERFECT CIRCLE. Les jumeaux Guilherme et Sofia ont une connexion sexuelle bouillonnante qui va au-delà de la simple tension, et la promesse de Sofia de remettre un jour sa virginité à son frère les distrait des mésaventures de leur famille bien nantie. Tandis que la jalousie et la trahison portent sur eux leur ombre, leur intimité atteint un nouveau territoire dangereux. En s’attaquant à un sujet aussi difficile, la main lourde mais alerte de Martins s’avère remarquablement adroite, et baigne le film dans une rafraichissante sensibilité de nouvelle vague française.