A free and inspired reinterpretation of one of the greatest works of Camilo Castelo Branco, a key writer of Portuguese literature, this is the second episode of the young and fortunate career of Portuguese director Mário Barroso.
A loner, narcissistic and suicidal teenager (Tomás Alves) attracts most of the people he meets like a fatal aura, a black light. He falls deeply in love with Teresa (Ana Moreira) but does she exist or is she a mere figment, an image, a reflection? Teresa is an apparition. A pretext for an amoral violent uprising, for doomed love.
original title Um Amor de Perdição
by Mário Barroso
cast Tomás Alves, Catarina Wallenstein, Virgílio Castelo, Ana Moreira
POR (2008) | 81’ | Color | M/12 | DVD