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12 May 2016: The Face You Deserve

The Face You Deserve
Miguel Gomes
2004 | 104 min | Colour | Digital

"In his first film, Gomes unleashes a hyperactive and circular search for lost youth that spirals around a group of almost middle-aged Peter Pan men devoted to obscurely ceremonial games with wild, fantastical rules. Sequestered in a cottage deep in the woods, the friends care as intensely for one another as they do the games that keep them detached from the rest of the world. Gomes’ talent at using music to guide and reinvent narrative and movement within the frame is revealed by the storybook tableaux that recur throughout his delightful debut film." – Harvard Film Archive

Part of our Miguel Gomes season