VIFF 2013 review: There Will Come a Day
Despite the European pedigree, most of this ill-named adventure centres on a beautiful young Italian woman (you may remember Jasmine Trinca from The Son’s Room) atoning for personal loss on an extended sojourn through remoter parts of Brazil. Her boat trip up the Amazon with an elderly nun is touched by dark, Conrad-like allegory, followed by a more exuberant stay with poor people in a failing-but-lively shantytown. The elegantly shot film probably could have survived without frequent side visits to snowy northern Italy, but its deft combination of sensual and spiritual makes for a must-see movie.
Centre, September 27 (noon) and October 7 (6:15 p.m.)