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THE NOTHINGNESS CLUB

Nao Sou Nada

Edgar Pêra | 2022 | 92 MINS
Portugal | Subtitles
UK Premiere - Portugal

A ‘Cinenigma’ is the apt description by Edgar Pêra of his remarkable voyage into the mind and writings of Fernando Pessoa.

In Detail

The poet has been called Portugal’s best-kept secret and ‘unquestionably the most complex artist of words of his time’.

Visually and sonically arresting throughout, Pêra’s psychological thriller animates the multitude of heteronyms, or uber-pseudonyms, under which Pessoa also published. A fine cast, headed by Miguel Borges and with Victoria Guerra as a bewitching nurse named Ophelya, is superbly choreographed by a director whose approach seems at times to honour both Magritte and Charlie Kaufman. ‘The Nothingness Club’ was in competition at the Rotterdam international Film Festival this year. N.B. Contains flashing images.

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