30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

*Intro by film critic Dennis Lim

Directed by Pedro Costa

(1994) 110min

This documentary-inflected, dream-like narrative follows Mariana, a young Portuguese nurse as she accompanies a comatose Cape Verdean migrant construction worker back to his barren, economically depressed island homeland. As she struggles to fit in and piece together the man's elusive history, a larger, shared discourse of displacement surfaces, accompanied by the ghosts of a complex post-colonial history.

Part of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Official Website: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=360

Added by Josh Carr on September 11, 2008

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