Hugo, a melancholic man in his forties, works as a civil servant in a stuffy office in a murky building in Lisbon. Hugo thinks back to the last days with António, his mentor and superior, with whom he had a close bond. He remembers his last encounter with Adriana, the woman he allowed to slip away.
Atmospheric and enigmatic, this evocative chamber drama follows a man whose memories of the past revisit to haunt a static and languid present–an inward voyage through desolate and empty spaces in Lisbon. Vitor Gonçalves returned after a long absence with a film of few words but profound resonance.
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