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The Black Book of Father Dinis

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Overview

THE BLACK BOOK OF FATHER DINIS explores the tumultuous lives of Laura (Lou de Laâge), a peasant maid, and Sebastian (Vasco Varela da Silva), the young orphan in her charge, against a backdrop of overflowing passion and revolutionary intrigue in Europe at the twilight of the 18th century. An unlikely adventure yarn that strides the continent, from Rome and Venice to London and Paris, with whispers of conspiracies from the clergy, the military, and the gentry, this sumptuous period piece ponders the intertwined nature of fate, desire, and duty. Conceived by director Valeria Sarmiento as an appendix to the expansive literary maze of her late partner Raul Ruiz’s landmark MYSTERIES OF LISBON, this picaresque chronicle both enriches the earlier work and stands on its own as a grand meditation of the stories we construct about ourselves.

Cast & Crew
  • Laura / Lelia : Lou de Laâge
  • Rufo : Stanislas Merhar
  • Marquis Lusault : Niels Schneider
  • Suzanne Monfort : Jenna Thiam
  • Director : Valeria Sarmiento
  • Writer : Carlos Saboga
  • Based on the novel by : Camilo Castelo Branco
  • Producers : Carlos Bedran (Co-Producer), Paulo Branco (Producer), Ana Pinhão Moura (Associate Producer/Executive Producer
  • Director of Photography : Acácio de Almeida
  • Music : Jorge Arriagada
  • Editor : Luca Alverdi
  • Art Director : Isabel Branco
  • Costume Design : Rute Correia
  • Makeup : Nuno Esteves
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2017
  • VOD Release Date : December 8, 2020
  • Country : France, Portugal
  • Language : In French with English Subtitles
  • Running Time : 103 minutes
  • Aspect Ratio : 1.78 : 1
  • Rating : Not Rated
  • Genre : Drama
Theatrical Engagements
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Los Angeles
California
11/20/2020
Chicago
Illinois
11/20/2020
Washington
DC
11/20/2020
Cleveland
Ohio
11/20/2020
Durham
North Carolina
11/20/2020
Kansas City
Missouri
11/20/2020
Tampa
Florida
11/20/2020
Vancouver
Washington
11/20/2020
Hudson
New York
11/20/2020
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
11/20/2020
Silver Spring
Maryland
11/25/2020
Boise
Idaho
12/11/2020
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