Directed by Joao Monteiro
An outrageous sensibility
lurks underneath the seemingly calm and patient surface of this distinctive
feature by veteran Portuguese filmmaker Joao Cesar Monteiro. The
writer-director also stars in the film, playing a successful ice cream
creator with some odd sexual obsessions, including a pubic hair collection.
When the daughter of the local butcher becomes the latest object of his
affections, the unhappy father sets out for revenge against the ice cream
man. Winner of a Special Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Portuguese with English subtitles. 163 minutes.