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Os Canibais

Synopsis

This odd film is a major representative of an even odder film genre: direct-to-celluloid opera. It was commissioned by the Portuguese master of style, director [[Performer~P118189~Manoel de Oliveira~manoeldeoliveira]] from composer [[Performer~P105355~João Paes~joaopaes]]. Musically, it ranges from 19th-century romanticism to popular, modernist and even "post-modernist" styles. In the initially tame story, a host-narrator tells the story of a wedding between the two lovebirds: Viscount d'Aveleda and the...more

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