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Southwest (Sudoeste) by Eduardo Nunes (Brazil, 2011, 128 min.). In this dreamlike and mysterious tale, a young woman gives birth on her deathbed to a baby girl. Spirited away to a remote lakeside village, baby Clarice lives her whole life in the span of 24 hours, and yet (as the film’s vast, black-and-white panoramas suggest) even so compressed a lifetime remains impossible to fully grasp. In Eduardo Nunes’s debut feature, precious strands of memory, identity, and desire add up to a palpable fairytale affirming our place in the ineffable stream of life. In Portuguese with English subtitles.