Mysteries of Lisbon - Review

PERIOD PIECES Sofia Aparecio, Helena Coelho, Catarina Wallenstein, and Margarida Vilanova in Mysteries of Lisbon

A boy in a Lisbon orphanage wonders about his origins, and in response a river of stories flows from the mouths of noblemen, ladies, low-born scoundrels, priests, and sinners. This enveloping dream of an epic narrative experiment comes from the great Chilean-born, France-based filmmaker Raúl Ruiz (Time Regained). The work is based on a 19th-century Portuguese novel with plot material and character identity shifts that could handily fill six months of a juicy, modern-day TV soap opera; indeed,Mysteries of Lisbon is two hours longer in its original Portuguese TV-miniseries format. A,,20515322,00.html


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