The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

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The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

based on novel or book josé saramago

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

Release Date: October 01, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Ar de Filmes
Director    :   João Botelho
Producers    :   Pedro Bento, Alexandre Oliveira, Ivan Coletti, Marta Valente Lopes, Pedro Augusto Almeida, Maria João Dinis, Ana Bordalo, Sílvia Guerra, Marta Moreira, Karina Queiroz, Hugo Saiote, Rute Santos
Writers    :   José Saramago, João Botelho
RunTime    :   129 mins.

Fernando Pessoa, one of the greatest writers in Portuguese, created an immense parallel world and several heteronyms so as to endure the loneliness of genius. José Saramago, 1998 Nobel Laureate in Literature, has a heteronym, Ricardo Reis, return to Portugal after a 16-year exile in Brazil. 1936 is a perilous year with Mussolini’s fascism, Hitler’s Nazism, Spain’s Civil War and Salazar’s New State in Portugal. And Fernando Pessoa meets his creation, Reis. Two women, Lídia and Marcenda, are Reis’ carnal and impossible passions. “Life and Death as one” allows for literature and cinema.

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