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Les destins de Manoel


In three versions of the same story, seen through the eyes of little Manuel, director Raul Ruiz has created another engaging, mystical look at the nature of life, more effective, perhaps in the first segment than in the shortened last two episodes. Originally, the versions were told in three separate TV installments of almost one hour each; here they are cut to just over two hours total. When the child Manuel wanders into a garden that is off-limits to him, he meets an unidentified fisherman, and another...more