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Love Torn in a Dream (2000)

Combat d'amour en songe (original title)
Coming to you as if from a dream half-remembered, two oneiric fantasies by the great Chilean fabulist Raúl Ruiz. First, a great guide - with pages torn out - for beginners, this picture has... See full summary »

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Raoul Ruiz

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Raoul Ruiz (original screenplay and dialogue)
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Melvil Poupaud ... Paul / Fils de Mariani / Loup / Le père jeune
Elsa Zylberstein ... Lucrezia / Jessica / la Sultane
Lambert Wilson ... Sebatol / un Pirate
Christian Vadim ... David / un Pirate
Diogo Dória Diogo Dória ... Mariani / le père de Paul
Rogério Samora ... Baniel / Un Pirate
Marie-France Pisier ... L'inconnue
João Bénard da Costa João Bénard da Costa ... Le représentant du gouvernement (as Duarte de Almeida)
Paula Pais Paula Pais ... Arianne
José Meireles José Meireles ... Le voleur / un pirate
André Gomes André Gomes ... L'antiquaire / le collectionneur / notable 2
Pedro Hestnes Pedro Hestnes ... Marc
Rui Luís Rui Luís ... Maître
Francisco Arizia Francisco Arizia ... Socrate
Rita Durão ... Paysanne
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Coming to you as if from a dream half-remembered, two oneiric fantasies by the great Chilean fabulist Raúl Ruiz. First, a great guide - with pages torn out - for beginners, this picture has stories-within-stories covering nearly the whole range of Ruiz's diverse passions, from pulp to intellectual. Written by Mihnea Fodor

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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
20 June 2003 | by heyvaleraSee all my reviews

Just another note on the subject: a first ever full translation of the medieval book: Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (the strife of love in dream) has just been published.

Here is the description of the book: The first, complete, English-language translation in five hundred years of one of the world's most compelling fantasies. It is hard to believe that one of the most famous books in the world, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, read by every Renaissance intellectual and referred to and revered in studies of art and culture ever since, has never appeared in full in English. One reason, no doubt, is the length and difficulty of the text. It is a strange, pagan, pedantic, erotic, allegorical, mythological romance relating in highly stylized Italian the quest of Poliphilo for his beloved Polia. The author (presumed to be Francesco Colonna, a friar of dubious reputation) was obsessed--one might say sexually obsessed--by architecture, and the book's 174 woodcuts are a primary source for Renaissance ideas on both buildings and gardens. In 1592 a beginning was made to produce an English version but the translator gave up part way. Now, at last, the task has been triumphantly performed by Joscelyn Godwin, who succeeds in reproducing all the wayward charm and arcane learning of the book in language accessible to the modern reader. Printed in the same size and format as the original, the book includes all the woodcuts and has a substantial introduction by Professor Godwin. Its appearance is a publishing event, filling a notorious gap in every academic library, in the collections of scholars, and on the bookshelves of everyone interested in the history of Western culture.


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