Found memories

Found memories

DVD - 2012 | Portuguese
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Every morning, Madalena makes bread for Antonio's old coffee shop. Every day, she crosses the railways where no trains have passed for years; she cleans up the gate of the locked cemetery, and listens to the priest's sermon before sharing lunch with the other old villagers. Clinging to the image of her dead husband and living in her memories, Madalena is awakened by the arrival of Rita, a young photographer who is arriving in the ghost village of Jotuomba, where time seems to have stopped.
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement, 2012
Branch Call Number: MOVIE FOUND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 24, 2019

Nice photography works. Similar to Cousin Jules, but more elements involved.
If you like Cousin Jules, you will love Found Memories.

Apr 01, 2019

The very strong sometimes sombre visual imagery along with minimal dialogue made this unique. Its a select group of isolated elders living self sustained and practising devoutly each gifted day, their successions having met tragedies. So much so, that they no longer keep record. A lone young traveller following an abandoned rail track near the decaying village is very reluctantly accepted by the bunch, through her photographic style and interactions. Her youth revives their old good memories and livens their spirits.

May 30, 2015

Interesting, artistic tale of older folks living in rural Brazil visited by younger female photographer. A bit slow - just like life there.

Feb 09, 2015

Delicate, sensitive, poetic, slow, authentic, caring, and especially cleansing for those who identify in the same age group presented in the movie.

Jul 20, 2013

THis movie took too long in setting up. I gave up at about the 1-hour mark and nothing much had happened. After the first half hour the senior citizen villagers had a change in their routine when a young woman showed up. Then she started tagging along and photographing everybody with some retro pinhole camera. Don't know what happened after.

May 19, 2013

Ron@Ottawa's comment is elegantly put. There were few words said in the film but memorable, such as : everyone dies one day, but no one dies the day before he is dead (hope translation is true); and on the bread of life: if bread doesn't breathe, it gets stiff ...

rogermanning Apr 02, 2013

Exceptional, superb, beautiful.

Mar 19, 2013

If you have the patience - you will need quite a bit - and are into arthouse films, 'Found Memories' is a good one to spend some time on. Slow, repetitive, and mundane, life in a small village may be boring by our standard. Many of the old folks outlived their children and some have their desire to continue living fueled by memories of the past, of their deseased loved ones. You care about these characters, and think about life and death as you watch the film. I highly recommend it to those with the relevant taste and mindset. Portuguese with English subtitles.

Mar 16, 2013

poetic images of a small Brazilian village at the end of the tracks where seemingly time stands still. a young photographer enters this timelessness with cameras both digital and pin-hole making ghostly images of the ageless villagers. magical realism ending with what one reviewer called a 'gratifying jolt'.


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