Directed by Pedro Costa. With Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira,
Inês de Medeiros
Portugal 1989, 35mm, b/w, 95 min. Portuguese with English subtitles
A lushly stylized romantic fable, Costa's auspicious debut demonstrates his love and knowledge of classical Hollywood and European art cinema. With poignant echoes of Nicholas Ray, Robert Bresson and F.W. Murnau, Costa explores the plight of two brothers and a young kindergarten teacher being pursued by some unseemly characters, including the boys' nefarious uncle.