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A film by Manoel de Oliveira

Portugal / 2009 / 64 minutes / 1.85:1
Portuguese with English Subtitles / Not Rated


    Adapted from a 19th-century novella by Eça de Queiroz, Manoel de Oliveira's exquisite Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl is the story of an ill-fated romance between a young accountant and a mysterious woman he spies through his window.

    Special Features

    · Press conference with director Manoel de Oliveira, actors Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein,
    Filipe Vargas, and producer François D'Artemare from the 2009 Berlin Film Festival (70 minutes)
    · The Panels of São Vicente de Fora — A Poetic Vision (2009, 16 minutes),
    a short film by Manoel de Oliveira
    · An exclusive look at The Strange Case of Angelica, the new film from Manoel de Oliveira
    · Teaser Trailer
    · "Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl" an essay by James Quandt, Senior Programmer at TIFF Cinematheque

    Film Reviews

    Stephen Holden, The New York Times

    "A 64-minute gem."
    Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

    "Brilliant. A Buñuelesque daydream with the look of a Vermeer."
    Peter Keough, Boston Pheonix

    "Breathes the air of a dreamy, timeless romanticism... Oliveira brings a dry, sensual elegance to this tale of hearts confounded by circumstances and silences, and he portrays social formalities as mating rituals for human animals on the verge of brutality."
    Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    "An exquisite adaptation that swells with a sensualist's eye for vital detail."
    Simon Abrams, New York Press

    "Three and a half stars. Masterful. Much like the final films of Luis Buñuel and John Huston, Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl exudes the cumulative sophistication of its elderly creator."
    Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times