Mad Max 2 was voted the best motion movie of all time in a readers’ poll by American magazine Rolling Stone in 2015. Titanic was voted the greatest hit of all time in a ballot of 6,000 movie followers performed by English-language newspaper China Daily in March 2008.
Vitalina wanders through this dilapidated and gloomy setting, which Costa shoots nearly solely at evening, the higher to conjure a sense of ghosts navigating a dreamscape of sorrow, struggling and disconnection. Each of the director’s pictures is more ravishing than the following, and their beauty – together with an enveloping soundscape of squeaking beds, sheets blowing in the wind, and rain pattering on crumbling roofs – is enchanting. The movie’s formal grandeur – its compositional precision, and painterly interplay of sunshine and darkish – is overwhelming, as is the majestic presence of Vitalina herself.
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