Blood of My Blood (Sangue do meu sangue)
Rita Blanco, Anabela Moreira, Cleia Almeida, Rafael Morais, Marcello Urgeghe / Fiction / Portuguese
This hard-hitting drama, set in a rough neighbourhood of Lisbon, recalls Altman and Leigh in equal measures. Marcia, a mother of three, faces stark choices as she struggles to keep her family on an even keel. Her son is embroiled in trouble with a local gang boss; her daughter’s entanglement with a philandering professor threatens, meanwhile, to reveal dark family secrets. Superb performances from the ensemble cast, under Canijo’s virtuosic direction, give this intricate story a rare power.
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