About the film
The Mountains of the Moon
Release Date: September 01, 1987
|Production Companies||:||La Sept Cinéma, Suma Filmes, Instituto Português de Cinema (IPC), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Arion Productions, CNC, RTP|
|Producers||:||Paulo Rocha, Patrick Sandrin|
|Writers||:||Antoine Lacomblez, Paulo Rocha, Murasaki Shikibu, Jorge Silva Melo, Manuel de Lucena|
This visually striking drama is taken from the classic Japanese novel Tales Of Genji by Marasaki Shikibu. Set in modern Portugal, Joao (Luis Miguel Cintra) is a left-wing political leader and ladies man with a bright future. His ex-wife Isabel (Manuela de Freitas) both loves and hates him as Joao plays on her wavering emotional state. He is sent to Italy to retrieve wayward family member Antonia (Caroline Chaniolleau), the beautiful young woman with a terrorist boyfriend. Joao is forced to recognize his feelings as the political and amorous climate changes around him.