Two women and one man are stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean and as they drift, they think about their lives and how they ended up where they are. Out of that simple premise director Mario Peixoto creates one of the most impressive independent films ever created.
I am not easy to impress and am often the first one to shout “Humbug!” at pretentiousness but this picture deserves every accolade it receives. It is an astonishing marriage of style, substance and sensitivity. See it.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
The only way it could. There is no rescue and no escape.
Read my review here. I also cover the you-couldn’t-make-this-up story of how the film was nearly lost when it was impounded by the police in Brazil.
If it were a dessert it would be: Brown Sugar Bourbon Ice Cream. Because a few things in this world are perfect.
Availability: On DVD and Bluray AT LAST thanks to Pereira de Mello, Martin Scorsese and the Criterion Collection.
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I’ve been debating buying this collection. Now, briefly, at half price, I’ll give it a go.
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