A hunter crosses the woods followed by his loyal dog. The shots break the silence giving an account of the birds that are killed. At a certain point the hunter hears strange noises and traces them to a clearing: he spots in the distance two white figures, that may be ghosts, or perhaps two people playing, or even two angels. In any case, the hunter shoots and doesn't miss, hitting one of the figures. From here on a mysterious film unravels, made of silences, frowned faces, and shifty eyes, in a journey across the border between the oneiric and reality, which we cannot actually pinpoint. Later, when the hunter crosses the village, he's perceived as an apparition, as if he himself were a ghost.
- Best Film of the Portuguese Competition - Curtas Vila do Conde
- Gustavo Sumpta
- Andreia Marinho
- Leonor Lopes
- Vasco Saltão
- Vasco Viana
- Francisco Moreira
- Leonor Noivo
- TERRATREME FILMES
- AGENCIA - PORTUGUESE SHORT FILM AGENCY
Vasco Saltão was born in Lisbon in 1979, where he graduated from the School of Theatre and Cinema. He has been working professionally in Cinema since 2002, on Script and Image, having worked with directors such as Leonor Noivo, Pedro Pinho, João Salaviza, Carlos Conceição, Filipa Reis e João Miller Guerra, among others. RARE BIRD (2019) is his directorial debut.