This Side of Resurrection is now available on Vyer Films
Ines, more concerned with boyfriends and learning how to surf than with God, is disquieted to learn that her brother Rafael has been living as a monk, and not bumming around Australia as she has believed. As Rafael wrestles with his faith, Ines tries to establish a connection.
This Side of Resurrection premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011 and subsequently screened at the 2011 São Paulo International Film Festival and the João Pedro Rodrigues Retrospective in Japan in 2013. Haden Guest, writing for Film Comment, said the film is “another major discovery” of Portuguese Cinema, calling it one of 10 best films of the year, and Luís Miguel Oliveria of Ípsilon called it, “an extremely physical film that searches for the moment when the physical becomes the metaphysical.” Its release on Vyer Films marks the first time the film will be available to a wide audience in the United States.