2010. Brazil. João Jardim. 100 min.
Saturday, July 16, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2010. Brazil. Directed by João Jardim. With Lília Cabral, Eduardo Moskovis, Letícia Colin. The question mark is key in the title of this film, a meditation on the uncertain and precarious nature of love. Drawn from real interviews, the film features testimonials from relationships gone wrong—stories including all forms of violence and pain, both physical and psychological—interpreted by actors and actresses in unadorned, testimonialstyle shots. Interspersed with the characters’ frank portrayals of jealousy and guilt, passion and power, are contrasting scenes of a more poetic ideal of male-female relationships—but the sting of the harrowing stories is not easily pushed aside. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 100 min.