O Bobo / The Jester (1987) DVD9
Jose Alvaro Morais’s first feature, O bobo, winner of first prize at the Locarno film festival, is set during the onset of the right-wing backlash against the Portuguese revolution in 1978. A group of friends are staging a play adapted from Alexandre Herculano’s novel The Jester – a mythic romance built around scenes from Portuguese history – in the abandoned film studio Lisboa Filmes. The film alternates between scenes from the play and the intrigues among the friends who are putting it on–including the murder of the instigator of the project, whose body is discovered in the studio during the rehearsal of the final scene.

Six years in the making, the film reflects the transformation in Portuguese society in the years following the April 25th Revolution, in 1974. A fundamental film in Portuguese cinema of the last 30 years.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:58:59 | 7.90 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Portugues
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Drama

Director: Jose Alvaro Morais
Cast: Fernando Heitor, Paula Guedes, Luis Lucas
Country: Portugal

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