Casa de Lava
“I had this idea – which was a stupid idea – of doing a remake of a film called I Walked With A Zombie by Jacques Tourneur. He was a great artisan. I decided to make something around my memory of that film; a film that has zombies, volcanoes, ghosts, crazy women, dogs, various strange nights, a lot of confusion and mystery. You will see that it’s not at all like I Walked With A Zombie; it’s something else. (...) If it weren’t for that film, I probably would be doing what my colleagues are doing. I’d be doing more commercial projects. Without Casa de Lava, there’d be no other films. It was the film that gave me the direction. They gave me the addresses and they just told me they’d never see me again. They’d say, “Take this message to my mother. Take this package of tobacco to my father.” They are all immigrants in this place. That’s how I found Fontaínhas. You’d probably never go there. It’s almost a destiny, the key to the other films.” (Pedro Costa)
HD Restored Version. Restoration supervised by Pedro Costa.