Young, handsome Sergio works the night shift as a trash collector in Lisbon, Portugal. Fatima, his co-worker, displays an avid interest in him, but it is not reciprocal, so instead Sergio roams the city with the company’s pet dog. He then becomes fascinated with the owner of a sleek motorcycle.
João Pedro Rodrigues emerged in Portuguese cinema as a bold, idiosyncratic and unorthodox queer auteur. O Fantasma (“The Ghost”) is his first feature-length fiction film, a disquieting, fragmented story exploring nocturnal and sexual escapades set in the dark and surreal streets of Lisbon.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy