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- Summary: An elderly office worker begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life. As stories hide within stories and the thin line between imagination and reality steadily erodes, a new world of personal remembrance and fantastic melodrama awakens. In this playfully elegiac film, loosely adapted from the fantastical short stories of Chilean writer Herman del Solar, Raoul Ruiz has crafted a final masterwork on his favorite subjects: fiction, history and life itself. [Cinema Guild]… Expand
- Director: Raoul Ruiz
- Genre(s): Drama
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80This surreal, sentimental journey does provide an excellent encapsulation of everything Ruiz did best: oddball takes on highbrow lit and lowbrow genre conventions, guided tours of characters’ mazelike memory banks, and a reveling in film culture that doubles as a cinephile’s wet dream.
Feb 3, 201360A bizarre and baroque meditation on death, memory and the passage of time that ranks among the director’s more cryptic works (of which there are several in his whopping 100+ feature filmography), though it does offer up a few pleasurable moments.