Will-o’-the-Wisp / Fogo-Fátuo

International Feature Film Competition

The year is 2069 and the Kingdom of Portugal is in danger of losing its ruler. His Majesty Alfredo is on his deathbed, with a royal grandson running around preoccupied by a tiny model of a fire truck. The frail Alfredo is therefore lulled by the colourful memories of his youth and his boundless imagination. He recalls the time when, as a young prince, he decided to leave the ritzy family manor, filled with lavish colonial heritage, and enter the real world. A time when he watched massive fires burn through Portuguese forests and, overcome by environmental grief, he decided to take the reins into his own hands - and became a volunteer firefighter. And of a time when he found not only freedom and satisfaction in the brigade, but also sensual dancing, singing, love and burning attraction. Director João Pedro Rodrigues, the winner of 2016 Mezipatra main prize, returns with a typically radical comedy. Will-o'-the-Wisp was nominated for the Queer Palm award at the Cannes festival.

  • France, Portugal / 2022
  • 67 min / DCP
  • Portuguese
  • Subtitles: Czech, English
  • Directors: João Pedro Rodrigues
  • Writers: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, Paulo Lopes Graça
  • Cast: Mauro Costa, André Cabral 
  • Films Boutique
  • Praha: Sun 6 Nov 2022 / 8:30 pm / Kino Lucerna, velký sál Buy
  • Praha: Mon 7 Nov 2022 / 7:00 pm / Edison Filmhub Buy
  • Praha: Thu 10 Nov 2022 / 8:00 pm / Neone, Hala 17, pražská tržnice (admission: free)
  • Brno: Wed 16 Nov 2022 / 8:30 pm / Kino Art, velký sál Buy
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