The Convent Movie Review 1995

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Idiosyncratic saga of Paris-based American scholar Michael Padovic (Malkovich) and his French wife Helene (Deneuve) who travel to an ancient Portuguese monastery so Michael may do research at their library. The convent's guardian is the charming and sinister Baltar (Cintra), who flirts with neglected Helene, while playing Mephistopheles to Michael's Faust. Lots of mysticism and religious iconography. Portuguese, French, and English dialogue.


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Available on VHS
Running time 90 minutes.
Originally from Portuguese, French.

Cast and Crew

Religion, Marriage
Manoel de Oliveira
John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve, Luis Miguel Cintra, Leonor Silveira
Mario Barroso
Manoel de Oliveira
Strand Releasing

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