Dir. Manoel de Oliviera (2003).
A history professor and her young daughter cruise the Mediterranean in this late de Oliviera. Midway through, John Malkovich and three Euro divas arrive to raise the eccentricity level. A travelogue that imagines the origins and the end of European civilization, A Talking Picture has so little vanity it’s not even artless.
Tue., March 29, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 16, 2011