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A Talking Picture

Not Rated In Theaters 12/10/2004 , 96min.
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San Francisco Chronicle
A potent and troubling meditation on the state of Western society. Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
As a nonagenarian, de Oliveira is the world's oldest working filmmaker, and still one of the best. This is a lovely, lively, timely treat for the eyes and mind. Full Review
Deborah Young
A film destined to divide Manoel de Oliveira's fans but also to win him new ones, A Talking Picture is his simplest, most linear story in memory. Full Review
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
Still astonishingly vital at 96, the Portuguese maestro Manoel de Oliveira here takes a becalmed trip through stormy waters. Full Review
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
As a political statement it is either a cry of despair or a grim acknowledgment that in the endless cycles of history, civilization will always have its saboteurs. Full Review

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