The Last Time I Saw Macao

Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2013

(João Rui Guerra da Mata and João Pedro Rodrigues, 2013, Portugal/France, DCP, 85 min)

Seattle premiere!

Rarely since the brooding noir films of the 1940s has a leading man been so captivating as in The Last Time I Saw Macao, a 2013 cult favorite in which an unseen narrator returns to his childhood home of Macao to track down a friend who has fallen into dangerous company.

In this former colony, the nameless main character rediscovers a “Las Vegas of the East” where nothing is as it seems. A seductive adventure suddenly becomes a love song to the city; though it tells a gripping story, the film’s true accomplishment is a new breath of life into the craft of storytelling.

"What is Macao? A movie fantasy, a place to escape?. . .The selection of shots and the visual fascination of Macao keep it compelling." —The Seattle Weekly

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