The Face You Deserve

Sep 15, 2010

(Miguel Gomes, Portugal, 2004, 35mm, 108 min)

West Coast Premiere

Director in attendance!
Special introduction and Q&A hosted by Jay Kuehner 

Gomes' first feature is a beautiful musical comedy. Francisco is a teacher who, while helping with his school's production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, contracts the measles and dreams his own version of the famous fairytale. 

A Portuguese style Peter Pan (laying cinematically somewhere between Kiteshi's Kitano or Rivette’s Céline and Julie Go Boating meets the seven dwarfs—without Snow White). Consistent with its radical choices, the film develops a sound and visual fantasy that has seduced viewers from Portugal to Brazil. 

We welcome this remarkable debut to Seattle for its long overdue West Coast premiere.

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