Magic Mirror
Magic Mirror (2005)

Adapted from author Agustina Bessa-Luis' novel The Soul of the Righ, writer/director Manoel de Oliveira's Magic Mirror travels deep into the restless psyche of a well-to-do woman who longs to experience a divine vision. Previously… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 14, 2005
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

A droll comedy about the impossibility of shaking the burdens of your dreams and obligations.

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Deborah Young

Shows little interest in making sense.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Based on a novel by Augustina Bessa- Luís, a frequent de Oliveira collaborator, the film is perversely textual, an endlessly talking picture seemingly addressed to no one but itself.

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Boyd van Hoeij

If you have never loved de Oliveira, this film will be a hard sell, even though it is more lyrical than most of his previous work.

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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Oliveira's touch is sure and the result is an atmospheric piece of work that lingers in the mind.

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