‘The Last Time I Saw Macao’

João Pedro Rodrigues’s 2009 feature To Die Like a Man was a rich, fabulously sad, and mysteriously unmelodramatic fable about the last months of a fado-singing drag queen; The Last Time I Saw Macao, the story of another doomed diva, is cooler and even more pragmatic in its adherence to noir conventions. There are three ways to look at this portrait of “an ex-Portuguese colony that really never was” —as a minimalist, lazily post-modern meta-thriller, as an eccentric travelogue, and as a disconnected succession of beautiful images artfully deranged by a first-person narration.

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Category: Film
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th St.,
New York, NY