The film’s origins, Waltz says, lie in one of her shorts: “There’s a man who’s asked, ‘How do you recognize love? He answers, ‘It’s when one begins to fear that it really is love.’ Fear that the beloved will leave, will suffer, will die. The character of Francisco arose from this answer.” Color, 35mm, in Portugese with English subtitles. 90mins.
(From Here to Joy, 2004)