Portrait of a Certain Orient

Retrato de um Certo Oriente

(C) Ana Cordeira

VERDICT: Awash in a luxuriant atmosphere of passion and emotional discovery created by exquisite b&w images of seas rivers and jungles, Marcelo Gomes’s three characters struggle to shake off the past and move forward post-WW2 in ‘Portrait of a Certain Orient’.

“The past pursued me… though I couldn’t see it,” begins Portrait of a Certain Orient (Retrat
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