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Films & Schedules - JOSÉ Y PILAR


Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 12:30 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 2:15 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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DIRECTOR: Miguel Gonçalves Mendes - PORTUGAL

Co-produced by Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar together with Fernando Meirelles, this affectionate portrait of Portugal’s Nobel Prize winner José Saramago reveals the struggle between the very private man and the world-famous artist. A modestly successful writer at home, Saramago became an international literary giant through the prodding of his Spanish wife, Pilar del Rio. José is an unforgettable love story of genuine soul mates: according to Saramago, “I have ideas for novels, and Pilar has ideas for life.” The film captures the media whirlwind that surrounds the Saramagos after the prize, as well as the quiet, tender moments the couple shared as his health began to fail. (117 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Autographia (04), A Batalha dos Três Reis (05), Floripes (06).

This year’s Portuguese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Sponsored by Lauro Kitchen.



Interests: Oscar Submissions, Literature, Documentary.

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