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“Even if you do not believe in the soul, the film makes it impossible to deny the soul of a country, that which births us, grooms us, and to which we add as we live and die inside it.”
“In ‘António and Catarina,’ the potential of youth contrasts the accumulated regrets of age.”
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“‘Festival’ challenges our preconceptions about the past – in this case, that of folk music and of music documentaries themselves.”