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The Invisible Life (A vida invisível)

The Invisible Life (A vida invisível)
  • 2013
  • Portugal
  • 99 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Vítor Gonçalves
  • Written by: Mónica Santana Baptista/Vítor Gonçalves
  • Cast: Filipe Duarte, João Perry, Maria João Pinho

A man named Hugo (Duarte) worries about his unwell older colleague Antonio (Perry) while his ex-partner Adriana (Pinho) laughs at him condescendingly. A sluggish effort to create a Last Year in Marienbad-style enigma about love, loss and loneliness, defeated by awkward acting, inept storytelling and uneven tone.

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The Invisible Life

8 Jul 20142 stars

A sluggish effort from Portuguese director Goncalves, returning to filmmaking after almost 30 years

Portuguese director Vitor Gonçalves was much-celebrated for his 1986 debut A Girl in Summer, but has taken until now to follow it up – with a piece that’s sadly unlikely to put him back on the map. With awkwardly theatrical acting, zero expositional…

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