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Absolutely brilliant film. As a huge fan of Elizabeth Bishops ...
on 28 December 2014
Absolutely brilliant film. As a huge fan of Elizabeth Bishops poetry, I had much hoped for a biopic on her life. I honestly didn't expect one to be made. Fantastic acting from the best of Brasilian, American and Australian film industries. I was pleased the film made use of both English and Brasilian Portuguese languages. The story line was very accurate to the life of Elizabeth Bishop, as can be considering the book it was based on was a fictionalised account (as stated by the author) of Bishop's life in Brasil. Of course with virtually no recorded evidence it can on by surmised about the lives lived by these people. Having read many biographies on Bishop this all seems very accurate to this important period of her life spent in Brasil and the life long connections she made there. Not to mention the massive influence this had on her works. Much recommended for film and poetry fans alike.