Museum Films is partnering with Grasshopper Film to deliver the best of new world cinema straight to your living room! We’re pleased to share newly restored modern masterpiece Francisca, a richly textured 19th century epic from legendary Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira.

One $12 ticket is good for a 3-day pass to see Francisca. 50% of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Passes available November 13. Click here to purchase a pass.

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Visit the Museum Films blog to read OKCMOA President and CEO, Dr. Michael J. Anderson’s astute analysis of Oliveira’s “masterpiece of theatrical modernism.” 


“Based on Agustina Bessa-Luís’ acclaimed novel, itself inspired by a true story that occurred in the 19th century, Manoel de Oliveira’s Francisca recounts the life of a young man, a son of an English officer, who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace. With its gorgeous cinematography, gloomy interiors, and show-stopping gala set-pieces, Francisca is one of the legendary director’s crowning achievements.

Francisca premiered in 1981 as an official selection in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes. The new 4K digital restoration by the Cinemateca Portuguesa premiered at the 76th Venice Film Festival in 2019.” -Grasshopper Film


Director Manoel de Oliveira | 1981 | In Portuguese with English subtitles | 166 minutes | NR

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