Can a bunch of films at the annual Venice Film Festival suggest something about power in our time? Possibly. Let's see how they deal with the tragic power:
The Portuguese movie A cure (the Domain) by Tiago Guedes is similar to Italian Bertolucci's epic 1900 – where you follow rulers and subjects for generations. For almost three hours we follow A cure ("Domain") the story of the wealthy Fernandes family. 1946: The father raises his son João – hard-handed. 1973: Portugal's nepotistic and fascist political upper class presses the new head of the family with adults João Fernandes (played by Albano Jerónimo) to support them – he refuses despite being related to them; he is not corrupt.
Then the Portuguese carnation revolution overthrows the authoritarian regime of Estado Novo in 1974 – as we see in the film, where the rich fascists have to flee. . .
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