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November 6-12, 2020

Fire Will Come (Dir. Oliver Laxe, 2019)

From November 6-12, Fire Will Come will be available to stream via Acropolis Cinema and KimStim. Acropolis will receive 50% of all revenue. Click here to rent.

 

If you'd like to offer additional support, you can make a tax deductible donation to Acropolis by clicking here​.

 

 

Co-presented by LA OLA!

 

Amador Coro has been condemned for having provoked a fire. When he gets out of prison, nobody is waiting for him. He returns to his home town, a small village hidden in the mountains of rural Galicia, to live with his mother, Benedicta, and their three cows. Life goes by, following the rhythm of nature. Until one night when a fire starts to devastate the region.

 

Strikingly beautiful, meditative, elusive.

Wendy Ide, Screen Saily

Occupies an almost uncategorizable cinematic realm.

Diego Semerene, Slant Magazine

Breathtaking... An elegant, metaphorical fusion of physical and mental landscapes.

Azadeh Jafari, Cinema Scope

One of the ten best films of 2019... Laxe's sparse, ambiguous character study of a Galician arsonist proves as withholding as its reticent protagonist. 

James Quandt, Artforum


Mesmeric... confirms all the poised formal promise of You Are All Captains and Mimosas, while bringing greater depth and generosity of human observation to his rich, abundant mood-harvesting. 

Guy Lodge, Variety

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November 13-19, 2020

Francisca (Dir. Manoel de Oliveira, 1981)

From November 13-19, Francisca will be available to stream via Acropolis Cinema and Grasshopper Film. Acropolis will receive 50% of all revenue. Click here to rent.

 

If you'd like to offer additional support, you can make a tax deductible donation to Acropolis by clicking here​.

 

New 4K restoration!

 

Based on Agustina Bessa-Luís’ acclaimed novel, itself inspired by a true story that occurred in the 19th century, Manoel de Oliveira’s Francisca recounts the life of a young man, a son of an English officer, who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace. With its gorgeous cinematography, gloomy interiors, and show-stopping gala set-pieces, Francisca is one of the legendary director’s crowning achievements.

 

A masterpiece.

J. Hoberman, The New York Reveiw of Books

Represents one of the most complete expressions of [Oliveira's] eight decade career.

Michael J. Anderson, Tativille

The first example of 'a cinematographic reading of literature' or, as what Oliveira has called, a 'visual word,' lies in Francisca.

João Bénard da Costa, Cinemateca Portuguesa

 

​A masterpiece of modern cinema. A story of great subtlety, density, and emotional impact. It is as if Jean-Marie Straub has collaborated with Max Ophuls.

Dave Kehr, When Movies Mattered

Rich, beautifully composed images. Based on the romantic novel of a triangular relationship, Oliveira’s aim is to create a synthesis of literary, musical and pictorial elements.

Ronald Bergen, The Guardian

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