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Program: The Last Time I Saw Macao

The Last Time I Saw Macao
Mon May. 27, 2013
At 5:15 PM

350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5V 3X5

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About The Last Time I Saw Macao:

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Stilettos, tigers, and a sensational impersonation of Jane Russell's You Kill Me from the 1952 film Macao-Boom!, co-directors Jo‹o Pedro Rodrigues and Jo‹o Rui Guerra da Mata begin this film by showing off the elusive expat Candy, using savvy references to classic film. For the bulk of The Last Time I Saw Macao, the audience and unseen narrator journey through streets, waterways, restaurants and hotel rooms of the former Portuguese colony, trying to find Candy, who seems to have gotten herself involved in some messy business.

As this pulpy film noir unfolds in voiceover narration, we see what the narrator sees - a city as poetry; in transition, and seemingly unchanged by the crimes and adventures that happen within its boundaries.

Despite the beautiful photographic imagery, we wonder if the Macao we're seeing is a real or imagined version of the narrator's childhood. This audacious hybrid of travelogue, thriller and memoir will transport you to another era, leaving the audience to wonder: are we detectives, anthropologists or tourists? Learn More »