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252 Ratings

What Now? Remind Me

E Agora? Lembra-me

Directed by Joaquim Pinto
Portugal, 2013
Documentary, LGBT+, Avant-Garde


Joaquim Pinto has been living with HIV and hepatitis C for almost twenty years. E Agora? Lembra-me chronicles a year of clinical studies with toxic, mind-altering drugs that have yet to be approved. A reflection not only on survival beyond all expectations but on love and friendship.

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What Now? Remind Me Directed by Joaquim Pinto

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2013 | 2 wins including: Special Jury Prize (Concorso internazionale)

2013 | 2nd place: Junior Jury Award (International Competition)

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 | 2nd place: Best Undistributed Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | Nominee: Best Undistributed Film

Pinto’s inventive, delicate, deeply moving What Now? Remind Me is part diary, part essay film and part survivor story. It’s a movie rich with lucidity, beautifully honest and potent observations and a stunning fragility that makes us hyperaware of the brittleness of the human body and the resilience of the mind and soul.
January 09, 2015
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The result might be blandly labeled a “personal diary,” but such a signifier, as applied in today’s cinema, makes little room for the boundless curiosity and intellect, not to mention elegant aesthetic control, exhibited across What Now?’s broad length.
January 05, 2015
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What emerges is a multifaceted memoir, and a good reminder that essay can (and should) be a verb. Prescribed “a year of forced rest,” Pinto—a longtime producer and sound designer best known for his work with João César Monteiro, Manoel De Oliveira, and Raul Rúiz—goes on a trip around his own world, fixing his attention on everything from a bee crawling along the edge of a hamburger to rain gathering on a windshield, as though they were new and unfamiliar sights begging to be explored.
December 19, 2014
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