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112 Ratings

The Priest and the Girl

O Padre e a Moça

Brazil, 1966


In a small town in Minas Gerais, the arrival of a young priest causes a commotion in the conservative atmosphere of the place, aggravated by the sudden attraction this priest feels for a beautiful girl. This forbidden love affair soon turns into an unbridled passion.

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The Priest and the Girl Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade

Critics reviews

The film’s rigorous mise-en-scènecreates a consistent pattern out of systematic spatial ruptures, which generates a cubist experience of space, and a dramatic tension built on the accumulation of small surprises that are patiently gleaned by Eduardo Escorel’s editing. The result is an unlikely eisesteinian film, in which drama is mostly a result of ingenious graphic tension.
February 01, 2019
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