• The Last Dive

    1992. Portugal/France. João César Monteiro. 66 min.

  • October

    1993. Russia/France/Mauritania. Abderrahmane Sissako. 37 min.

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The Last Dive

    1992. Portugal/France. Written and directed by João César Monteiro. With Fabienne Babe, Francesca Prandi, Dinis Neto Jorge. A devilishly witty and wise tale from a master of Portuguese cinema (God's Comedy). During the Feast of St. Anthony—the patron saint of lost things—an aging sailor encounters a suicidal teenager on a deserted quay, and convinces him to go on a philosophical and carnal journey through Lisbon's netherworld before taking the final plunge. When young Samuel finds love in a house of ill repute, life takes a surprising turn for them both. New York premiere. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 66 min.

  • October

    1993. Russia/France/Mauritania. Written and directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. With Sissako, Irina Apeksimova. Sissako, who was born in Mauritania and spent his childhood in Mali, studied at the Russian state film school in the years before the fall of the Communist empire. Shortly after graduating, he shot this semiautobiographical short about an impossible love affair between a Muscovite woman and an African student, brilliantly distilling his interest in themes of exile, linguistic barriers, and cultural intolerance, with a sense of bittersweet melancholy worthy of a nineteenth-century Russian novel. In Russian; English subtitles. 37 min.

In the Film exhibition The Age of Chevalier

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