The Uncertainty Principle
aka O Princípio da Incerteza
First screened in April 2013
Director: Manoel de Oliveira. Cast: Leonor Baldaque, Ivo Canelas, Isabel Ruth, Leonor Silveira, Luís Miguel Centra, José Manuel Mendes, Ricardo Trêpa, Carmen Santos, Cecília Guimarães, Júlia Buisel, Ângela Marques. Screenplay: Manoel de Oliveira, Jacques Parsi, Júlia Buisel, and António Costa (based on the novel Jóia de Família by Agustina Bessa-Luiís).

Twitter Capsule: Oliveira melodrama halfway between Visconti and Fassbinder, semi-engagingly staged in etherized milieu.

VOR:   Even de Oliveira's fans treat this as minor work. Most interesting to devotées of him or of Portuguese lit.

Photo © 2002 Madragoa Filmes/Gemini Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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