“This was Venice, the beautiful flattering and ambiguous, the city half fairytale and half trap” writes Thomas Mann and it seems that the images captured by Rúben Alcaide Jesus perfectly restore the atmosphere. Venice by Gaslight is nothing more than a boat trip along the Grand Canal, from the station to San Marco, a route for anyone who arrives in the Venetian capital.
However, the scenery captured by the Portuguese director is unique and rare to see. The daytime lights are still dim and a layer of fog so thick that it can be caught in your hands touches the water of the canal. Spectral and mysterious, in this role Venice seems to swallow us up, ready to reveal its most secret part.
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