The Book of Delights

Directed by Marcela Lordy
Film Movement
2020
100 Minutes
Brazil, Argentina
Portuguese
Erotic, Drama
Not Rated

THE BOOK OF DELIGHTS is a free adaptation of "An Apprenticeship or the Book of Delights" by Clarice Lispector, one of Brazil’s most acclaimed and influential writers.

Lóri, a free spirited and attractive teacher, leads an erotic life of love affairs, taking charge of her own desires and needs, whilst knowingly avoiding any attachments. A meeting with the Argentinian Ulisses, a renowned and egocentric philosophy teacher sparks a change in Lóri. As she learns to take steps towards others, she eventually understands how to love and accept herself fully.

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  • "A personal exploration that deeply moves and challenges, where each elusive gesture becomes endearing. "
    Belén Paladino, Caligari
  • "***** (5 stars) Lóri is played by Simone Spoladore , in an exceptional interpretation. Impossible to think of a better actress for the role. "
    Lucia Monteiro, Folha de Sao Paolo
  • "Lori's hesitations, always on the verge of giving up on herself, her difficulty in dealing with the pain of existing, all this is visually translated in a remarkable way. In short, a work that worthily celebrates the centenary of Clarice Lispector."
    Jose Geraldo Couto, IMS.com
Winner
Best Actress
BAFICI
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Special Mention - Feature Film
BAFICI
Official Selection
São Paulo Int'l. Film Festival