Body of Work

Mudar de Vida

Change of Life
Paulo Rocha
1966 • Portugal • 93’
Portuguese Premiere

On a fishermen’s beach, man’s struggle with the sea as it slowly conquers land, and the clash between tradition and progress. At the heart of the tragedy stand the sentimental, challenging and nearly absurd relations between a fisherman returned from the war in Africa, Adelino, and two women: Júlia, an old fashioned sea woman, and Albertina, a mysterious and untamed factory worker. Adelino finds Júlia, his former girlfriend, married to his brother. Tragedy arises… Albertina, the factory worker, challenges him to leave, to a Change of Life.

Body of Work