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71 minutes


Director: José Pedro Lopes.
Starring: Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart. 

An elegant, modern gothic fairytale of the grimmest kind. Ricardo, a grieving father, and Carolina, a cynical young woman, meet in a notorious Portuguese suicide forest, where a mutual fascination develops. Carolina lends Ricardo a pen and paper so that he can write a farewell note to his family, and explains that the forest is a regular haunt. But does she really visit the woods to contemplate suicide - or is she an angel of death, stalking lost souls? Writer-director José Pedro Lopes’ debut feature balances black-and-white comedy with a wolfish charm and menace.

close up of a woman in a forest with blurry man behind her black and white woman lying on a bed fully clothed black and white