In this gorgeously dreamlike and mysterious tale, a young woman named Clarice gives birth on her deathbed to a baby girl also christened Clarice by the bruxa (or witch) attending the nearly simultaneous moments of death and birth. Spirited away to a remote lakeside village, baby Clarice lives her whole life in the span of twenty-four
hours, and yet (as the film’s vast, black-and-white panoramas suggest) even so compressed a lifetime remains impossible to fully grasp or contain. In Eduardo Nunes’s assured debut feature, precious strands of memory, identity and desire add up to a palpable fairytale affirming our place in the ineffable stream of life.
Part of the Global Lens 2013 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit globalfilm.org.
A 3-part videoessay by Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin: http://cinentransit.com/el-cine-de-leos-carax/ (Spanish version) / http://cinentransit.com/el-cine-de-leos-carax/#dos (English version)
Footage: Leos Carax's films
Part II: vimeo.com/78577657 // Part III: vimeo.com/78660304
For Study Purposes Only