‘The Black Book of Father Dinis’ Opens Dec. 8


Based on the novel of the same name by 19-century author Camilo Castelo Branco, THE BLACK BOOK OF FATHER DINIS (2017) will be make its debut on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, and YouTube beginning December 8th following its New York City screening with the Alliance Francaise.

THE BLACK BOOK OF FATHER DINIS explores the tumultuous lives of Laura (Lou de Laâge), a peasant maid, and Sebastian (Vasco Varela da Silva), the young orphan in her charge, against a backdrop of overflowing passion and revolutionary intrigue in Europe at the twilight of the 18th century. An unlikely adventure yarn that strides the continent, from Rome and Venice to London and Paris, with whispers of conspiracies from the clergy, the military, and the gentry, this sumptuous period piece ponders the intertwined nature of fate, desire, and duty.

A prequel to the film MYSTERIES OF LISBON by Raul Ruiz, THE BLACK BOOK OF FATHER DINIS is directed by Valeria Sarmiento, the partner and longtime editor of the late award-winning Chilean filmmaker. THE BLACK BOOK OF FATHER DINIS was conceived as an appendix to the expansive literary maze of her late partner Raul Ruiz’s landmark MYSTERIES OF LISBON and this picaresque chronicle both enriches the earlier work and stands on its own as a grand meditation of the stories we construct about ourselves.

MYSTERIES OF LISBON by Raul Ruiz is available for streaming now on Music Box Direct, which is the streaming service platform of Music Box Films and Doppelgänger Releasing, dedicated to curating a diverse repertoire of films and television series from around the world. The service is available on Amazon Firestick, Apple TV, Roku and Android TV’s as well as online. A monthly subscription fee for

Music Box Direct is $4.99 per month.

More information can be found online at: https://www.musicboxfilms.com/film/the-black-book/

Music Box Films Home Entertainment

On VOD: December 8

Director: Valeria Sarmento

Cast: Loude Laâge, Stanislas Merhar, Niels Schneider, and Jenna Thiam

Audio: 5.1

Aspect Ratio 1.78:1

Running Time 103 Minutes

Language: In French With English Subtitles

Rated: Not Rated

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