Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo (Journey to the Beginning of the World)(Voyage to the Beginning)
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Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo (Journey to the Beginning of the World)(Voyage to the Beginning)
Octogenarian film director Manoel de Oliveira travels autobiographical avenues in this portrait of a film director Manoel (Marcello Mastroianni) who is shooting on location in Portugal. During a break, one of the film's actors, Afonso, born in France but of Portuguese descent, travels to his father's birthplace, accompanied by the director and two other actors. The journey takes them to Alto Minho in the north of Portugal, where they look back on rural Portugal and the memories of a lifetime. This was Mastroianni's last film. The film is loosely based on the experiences of French… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lovely look at memories, the past, and endings. It's slightly talky, but beautifully autumnal, oddly relaxing and very moving."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A motivational speech disguised as a travelogue - a cross-country Chicken Soup for the Soul"
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Film Threat
"An unrushed journey, a loose summing up but not a dreary final testament, through a director's history, conducted by the filmmaker himself."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International