Friday, May 09, 2014

The Face You Deserve (A Cara que Mereces)

Portugal 2004

Details cinematheque

Seen 8 May 2014

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 6.1/10

A man turning 30.

My ratings 7.0/10

My impressions:

The beginning of the film gives a glimpse of what lies ahead. The main character, Francisco will be 30 and he seems to be ambivalent about that milestone. When the celebrations for the party did not go as planned we see him in a different light.

The director uses the major part of the film after the canceled birthday party scene to show the different facets of a man.

Does a man ever change
When he reaches a certain age
Does he need to change
When that moment comes along

Can he remain the same
Retaining the past
As a stepping stone
For bigger challenges
That lie ahead

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