O Sangue

(Portugal, 1989, 95 minutes)

After the death of their father, a young man tries and fails to protect his teenage brother. Dreamily stylized, pictorial melodrama whose unintelligible narrative is more than made up for by the breathtaking handling and photography.

An Atalanta Filmes (original 1990 release)/Midas Filmes (2009 re-release) release. A Trópico Filmes presentation/production; financially supported by Instituto Português de Cinema, with the financial participation of RTP and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Starring Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês Medeiros, Luís Miguel Cintra. Directed and written by Pedro Costa; director of photography (b&w), Martin Schäfer; wardrobe, Rita Lopes Alves; film editor, Manuela Viegas. 


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