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BLOOD OF MY BLOOD

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 7 PM (Cinema 21)
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Wed, Feb 20, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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BLOOD OF MY BLOOD

DIRECTOR: João Canijo - PORTUGAL

This year’s Portuguese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and a critical and popular hit in Portugal, Canijo’s film balances nuanced social realism and intense melodrama to fashion a sprawling, humane portrait of a troubled working class family. Márcia is a weary matriarch who lives with her lonely sister Ivete and grown children—delinquent Joca and nursing student Cláudia—in suburban Lisbon. Cláudia’s affair with a married professor and Joca’s involvement with drug dealers threaten Márcia’s attempts to keep her family afloat. Employing tracking shots and overlapping dialogue, Canijo follows the family through the cramped spaces of the household, mapping the physical and emotional distances between the characters in a way that lends a sense of vivid vérité. (131 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Get A Life (01), In the Darkness of the Night (04), Misbegotten (07)

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Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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