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Pinto’s sophomore feature patiently investigates the everyday life and psychosexual vacillations of Laura (Laura Morante), a woman caught in a web of verboten romance and incestuous desire. Pinto elliptically and delicately portrays the small farming community that serves as the backdrop for the impossible relationships pursued by Laura and her brother, Nuno. The alluring cast also features Inês de Medeiros (of Jacques Rivette’s The Gang of Four and several films by Pedro Costa) as Graça, a key player in the film’s game of libidinal cat-and-mouse. A strongly atmospheric work in which torrid intrigues emerge through allusion and insinuation, Where the Sun Beats finds Pinto exploring the self-thwarting ways of desire and the expressive potential of the unspoken. - FilmLinc

  1. Joaquim Pinto

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Luís Miguel Cintra

    Luís Miguel Cintra

    Artur (voice)

  2. Inês de Medeiros

    Inês de Medeiros

    Graça

  3. Maria de Medeiros

    Maria de Medeiros

    Laura (voice)

  4. António Pedro Figueiredo

    António Pedro Figueiredo

    Nuno

  5. Manuel Lobão

    Francisco

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Where the Sun Beats

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Original Title Onde Bate o Sol

Status Released

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  • September 10, 1989
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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