Dir. Manoel de Oliveira (1978).
De Oliveira turned to minimalist costume drama in the mid 70sstraightforward, literal-minded adaptations of unpromising literary material. Fanatically reproducing every quirky narrative rhythms and expedient ellipsis in the novel on which its based, Doomed Love is a masterpiece of modernist cinema.
Sat., Feb. 5, 2 p.m., 2011