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by Manoel de Oliveira


Luciano, who has just gotten out of prison, is taken by his brother, Flórido, to Alfreda's house. Alfreda is a rich woman whom is going to serve. He was surprised when she told hom that her wish was to see the apparition of the Virgin Mary. Now he had to hear the sublime pretences of that rich woman who said she would only rest after having seen the apparition of the Virgin Mary and having asked her some questions.

Based upon Alma dos Ricos by Augustina Bessa-Luis.

international title: Magic Mirror
original title: Espelho Magico
country: Portugal
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Manoel de Oliveira
film run: 137'
release date: PT 09/03/2006, IT 27/07/2007, FR 07/01/2009
screenplay: Manoel de Oliveira
cast: Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa, Luís Miguel Cintra, Michel Piccoli, Marisa Paredes, Lima Duarte
cinematography by: Renato Berta
film editing: Valérie Loiseleux
producer: Miguel Cadilhe
production: Filbox Produções Audivisuais, LDA, Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (ICA), RTP - Radiotelevisão Portuguesa
distributor: Nos Lusomundo Audiovisuais, Mikado (IT), Les Films du Paradoxe (FR)

main awards/selection

Venice 2005 Official Competition

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