“The Grand Tour”, see Asia and try to love her

“The Grand Tour”, see Asia and try to love her

Cinema of the Portuguese Miguel Gomez (Muharram2012; The Three Parts of One Thousand and One Nights2015) can be dry, in the sense that it asks the audience for a certain engagement, which goes beyond the simple fact of allowing themselves to be guided by the story. This was sparked by reading British writer Somerset Maugham's travelogue, a road movie Grand Tour The film begins in Burma in 1917, where Edward, a civil servant in the British Empire, is waiting for his fiancée, Molly.

But suddenly he decides to leave for Singapore, where he will travel to Bangkok, then Saigon, and so on to Japan and China. Molly will also embark on this grand tour of Asia in search of the man she loves, but their stories will not intertwine. In fact, Gomez will tell us first Edward's story, then Molly's, about the transition from comedy to melodrama, as he says.

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About the Author: Aldina Antunes

"Praticante de tv incurável. Estudioso da cultura pop. Pioneiro de viagens dedicado. Viciado em álcool. Jogador."

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