Dir. Manoel de Oliviera (2010). A strange case to be sure, De Oliviera's latest last film is as funny and peculiar as its title promises. Putting his own eccentric spin on the myth of Orpheus, the last working filmmaker to have been born during the age of the nickelodeon offers a modest, ultimately sublime meditation on the photographic essence of the motion picture medium, as glimpsed in the half-light of eternity.
Wed., Dec. 29, 2010