A Zona

(Portugal, 2008, 99 minutes)

A man visiting his dying father in a hospital crosses paths with a pregnant woman giving birth to her child after a possibly fatal car crash. Stunningly realised fever dream that eschews conventional narrative in order to create an almost experimental, maddeningly oblique yet intriguing moodpiece; arthouse filmmaking at its most demanding.

An O Som e a Fúria presentation/production, with financial support from ICA and the participation of RTP. Starring Isabel Abreu, António Pedroso; Tiago Barbosa, Guilherme Pina Cabral, Patrícia Almeida; Vasco Pereira Lopes; Gustavo Sumpta, Cátia Afonso. Directed, written and edited by Sandro Aguilar; produced by Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar; director of photography (Tóbis colour), Paulo Ares; art director, Fernando Areal; costume designer, Sílvia Siopa. 


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