Released in 2005, Two Drifters (Odete) is centred on the lives of two couples and the challenges, separation and grief that they go through. Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues, the Portugese motion picture stars Ana Cristina de Oliveira, Nuno Gil and João Carreira. It was co-written by the director and Paulo Rebelo.
Imagine the nightmarish horror The Blair Witch Project filtered through the surrealist lens of Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul and you’ve likely imagined The Ornithologist, a strange religious parable that is far closer to the stuff of nightmares than anything remotely holy. Coming from the mind of acclaimed Portuguese writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues, the end result is dense with religious mythology, and a wealth of alternate explanations as to the weird going’s on. It may leave you baffled – but it won’t leave you bored, and repeat viewings are only likely to make the film even richer.