Keeper of Promises
Directed by Anselmo Duarte
The main character's best friend is a donkey. I am sorry, but as soon as I realized that, I had a hard time enjoying this movie. I mean, this isn't a Disney film and I am not even sure that the donkey and Ze were…platonic. Then they added in a bunch of religious elements and that was it for me.
Ze vows that if someone saves Eeyore he will give away his land and carry a cross to a church in Bahia. But the priest at the church doesn't want the cross which I guess makes Ze a hero? I really don't know.
Okay, so I will admit that the parts about the Catholic Church really interested me. I have always been intrigued about the exploitations of the Catholic Institution (I even wrote a paper on it once). Watching some of the characters interact with each other was pretty upsetting; in fact, my favorite character turned out to be the ass.
I don't have too much to say about this film. It was pretty dull but I suppose it did get somewhat of a reaction from me, which is all a movie can really hope to do.
First Brazilian film to be nominated by the Academy.