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Special: Antonio Reis and Margarida Cordeiru
Ana
Director_ Antonio Reis
Portugal 1984 114min 35mm color feature
Review

Tras-os-Montes. North east region of Portugal. Far and deep in the mountains, a family with few contacts with the exterior world. Are they living in today’s world, or are the last representatives of ancestral civilizations? Her isolated way of living will be tested with the arrival of a team of ethnographic specialists. Will reality and theory live together in a pacific way? But life must go on... A few years after the release of Tras-os-Montes, the cinematic masterpiece by the couple of filmmakers, Antonio Reis and Margarida Martins Cordeiro come back to the same area. The times are different, the first approach was not to be repeated, the experience of showing, reflecting and discussing the previous movie were definitely enriching. If the other movie was far more than a documentary, Ana is far more than a fiction movie. It’s true that some of the main human presence on the screen is composed by bodies impersonating fiction characters. The Ana of the title, a name who is a metaphor for the beginning - the letter “A” - and also the mystery - we can spell it backwards - is also a woman called Ana. That grandmother is in reality the mother of Margarida Cordeiro. The dialogues combine original words by Reis and Cordeiro with textes by Rainer Maria Rilke and some historian and anthropologists. In the soundtrack, we heard Bach. The images are captured by some of the most talented and sensible cinematographers of Portuguese cinema, Acacio de Almeida and Elso Roque. Some of the other technical team is composed by students of Reis, the most beloved teacher of National Film School. The purity of Reis and Cordeiro’s cinema, strongly felt in their previous work, are even refined here. Ana is a secret journey. Even if not religious, it belongs to the domain of the sacred. Some thirty after it’s making, the movie came incredibly fresh, modern, touching. Filming just another time before his premature death, Antonio Reis was writing here a unique page in film history. (Joao Antunes)

CREDIT
  • DirectorAntonio Reis, Margarida Cordeiro
  • EditorAntonio Reis, Margarida Cordeiro
  • ScreenplayAntonio Reis, Margarida Cordeiro, Rainer Maria Rilke
  • ProducerPaulo Branco
  • CinematographyAcacio de Almeida, Elso Roque
CastAna Maria Martins Guerra, Octavio Lixa Filgueiras, Manuel Ramalho Eanes, Aurora Alfonso, Mariana Margarido
DIRECTOR
António Reis
Born in 1927, Valadares, Portugal. Antonio Reis was a painter, poet and the most representing Portuguese filmmaker. The four films made in collaboration with his wife Margarida Cordeiro were attempting to fathom the "real culture" of their native land and highly acclaimed for their unique film universe.
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