The Last Time I Saw Macao (João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues, 2012):
Hackney Picturehouse, 8.45pm
This movie screens as part of the East End Film Festival, which runs from June 25 to July 10. Here are the details of the full programme.
Here is their introduction to tonight's movie: A narrator recounts his return to the ex-Portuguese gambling colony of Macao in search of a missing friend. João
Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui, Guerra da Mata (To Die Like A Man),
return with a glorious documentary/fiction hybrid that takes in film
noir, post colonial guilt and the sensory overload of the city. Featuring
a knockout lip-syncing opening dance number, and numerous diversions
into reveries of time and memory, the film never loses sight of its
thriller plot. Not just one of the year’s best films, but a film unlike any other.
Here is the trailer.