Dir. Manoel de Oliveira (1978).
De Oliveira turned to minimalist costume drama in the mid ‘70s—straightforward, literal-minded adaptations of unpromising literary material. Fanatically reproducing every quirky narrative rhythms and expedient ellipsis in the novel on which it’s based, Doomed Love is a masterpiece of modernist cinema.
Sat., Feb. 5, 2 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 26, 2011