A man walks through the Forest of lost souls, a place where
many go to end their lives. Riccardo is a depressed family
father looking for the place where his daughter killed herself.
Carolina is a gloomy young woman with a macabre fascination
for death, and a clear plan for why she’s in the forest. For a
short while the two meet and try to affect each other’s
decision, but only one of them is telling the truth. What
happens in the forest goes against genre conventions and is a
José Pedro Lopes debut feature swept the festival circuit by
storm and has been hailed as one of the year’s best films. It’s a
film that challenges its audience, and delivers darkness with a poetic aesthetic. What starts as an
existential observation evolves into an innovative slasher-film only to return to its starting point
and tie it all together in a way that will overwhelm its audience.