24 September 2009

NYFF09 Review: Eccentricities of a Blond

I will be linking reviews I have written for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's blog for the next week. Please click the link to read the full write-up.

The latest offering by Manoel de Oliveira is a short, bittersweet tale of frustrated love. It is both a storybook fairytale about love and a modern examination of socioeconomic troubles, marked by the vision and craftsmanship of a well-seasoned master. Watching Eccentricities is like reading a fantastic short story, one in which every detail is meticulously chosen and nothing is wasted in conveying large ideas and emotions.

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