Taking its title, theme, and something of its structure from the strange collaboration between F.W. Murnau and Robert Flaherty as it ponders the indolence and delusion of colonial life in the tropics, this purposefully anachronistic third feature by Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes is so rich with narrative fillips and filled with cinephilic pleasures it could restore your faith in the medium. Nothing is forbidden: there’s an idea, or at least a gesture, in nearly every set-up.
Four showtimes daily. Tickets are available at the box office, or online at filmforum.org.
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