O Fantasma

Director João Pedro Rodrigues in person for a Q&A moderated by critic Ed Halter following the screening on Saturday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m.

João Pedro Rodrigues’ dark debut is the twisted tale of a sexy garbageman who spends his time cruising public toilets and stalking straight guys. But when Sergio finds a latex bodysuit in the trash, it begins a process of de-volution in which man gradually becomes beast. 

Screening alongside Rodrigues’ new film WILL-O’-THE-WISP!

“Easily the artiest queer stroke movie of the year… Rodrigues’s debut attempts an improbable triangulation, drawing boldly from Bresson, Feuillade, and Genet.” — Dennis Lim, Village Voice

  • Country Portugal
  • Language Portuguese with English Subtitles
  • Year 2000
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Director João Pedro Rodrigues
  • Cast Ricardo Meneses, Beatriz Torcato, Andre Barbosa

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