Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A heartbroken Portuguese man mourning the loss of his lover to a tragic car accident finds solace in the arms of a woman driven to insanity by her need to bear children in O Fantasma director João Pedro Rodrigues' psychologically mangled melodrama. It was the very day of Pedro (João Carreira) and Rui's (Nuno Gil) one-year anniversary that Pedro was sent careening through his shattered window only to die moments later in the arms of his devastated lover. But as fate would have it, Pedro isn't the only one who has pledged undying love to the recently departed. After rejecting her most recent boyfriend for his refusal to impregnate her, increasingly erratic wannabe mother Odete (Ana Cristina de Oliveira) brazenly crashes Pedro's funeral only to lets loose with the shocking claims she was both deeply in love with the unfortunate car-crash victim and that she is also the mother-to-be of the deceased man's unborn child. Later taken in by Pedro's mother after holding vigil at his graveside for many days and nights, Odete begins to experience a startling transformation as her child reaches term and Rui begins to see his deceased lover in the eyes of a woman whose singular goal in life is to give birth.
death, lover, mother, obsession