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To Wait

Brazil, 1986 (MIFF 1987)

Director: Mauricio Farias, Luiz Fernando Carvalho

An experimental narrative inspired by Roland Barthes Fragments d'un Discours Amoreux. Andre has a date with Silvia, the girl he loves. He arrives punctually at the bar chosen for the rendezvous and waits for her. A woman endowed with magical power, but disguised as a regular attendant of the bar, makes Andre feel different emotions by controlling Silvia's arrival. Through this narrative device the film explores the various permutations and possibilities of waiting.

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