António Reis, Margarida Cordeiro | Portugal | 1989 | 88 min.| V.O. en portugués subtitulada en español e inglés
A film that speaks, with the distinctive voice of Reis and Cordeiro, of the relationship between cinema and literature. In imposing landscapes, mises-en-scène of mysterious beauty, they give life to a selection of texts that range from Montaigne to Kafka, from medieval legal stories to Carl Sagan. Sounds, rhythms, visions, worlds, bodies and faces, wind, dust and sand. Dreamlike characters, revealed, but secret, who arise and disappear, like the "uadis" where the desert rose is born. Human, painful condition, life: children and women, men and animals.