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A Floresta das Almas Perdidas (Forest of Lost Souls)

Contemplating suicide, an grief-stricken older man (Jorge Mota) and a young girl (Daniela Love) meet in a dense and remote forest where people go to end their lives. They decide to briefly postpone killing themselves in order to explore the forest and also to continue their conversation, finding themselves intrigued by one another. She appears to have all the answers that he has been seeking, and the two engage in a dialogue that almost seems to take on a patient/counselor relationship. She seems to know everything about suicide, ranging from statistics and Japanese hara-kiri techniques to suicidal rituals such as, for instance, carrying a notebook and a pen to write a farewell letter. As they spend their final hours together, it becomes clear that one person is not who they would have the other believe them to be, in this unique and disturbing modern take on the slasher film.

Chicago: Playing now at Facets.

Earlier Event: August 31
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Later Event: September 5