Release dateAugust 1, 2013 (2013-08-01) WriterMonica Santana Baptista, Vitor Goncalves, Jorge Braz Santos ScreenplayVitor Goncalves, Monica Santana Baptista, Jorge Braz Santos CastFilipe Duarte, João Perry, Maria João Pinho, Pedro Lamares, Susana Arrais, Maria Ana Bernauer Similar moviesSet in Portugal, Dramas
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The Invisible Life (Portuguese: A Vida Invisível) is a Portuguese feature-length drama film directed by Vítor Gonçalves and produced by the Portuguese production company Rosa Filmes.
The film's world premiere was at the international competition of the 2013 Rome Film Festival.
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The film follows the interior life of Hugo, a middle-aged public servant who lives by night at his workplace, the palace of Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon from where centuries before the Portuguese Empire was governed, nowadays ministries of the Portuguese government. Obsessed with the 8mm footage he discovered at the belongings of António, his recently deceased superior, Hugo recalls the day António told him he was dying. These memories unexpectedly bring back others, including remembrances of the last time Hugo saw Adriana, the last woman he loved, who is nowadays living in another country.
Filipe Duarte as Hugo
Maria João Pinho as Adriana
João Perry as António
Pedro Lamares as Sandro
Susana Arrais as the nurse
The film marks Vítor Gonçalves return to feature filmmaking after a hiatus of more than twenty years following his acclaimed debut with the cult-film A Girl In Summer.
The Guardian's Andrew Pulver awarded the film four stars, describing it as "rigorous, elegant study of emotional crisis." Sukhdev Sandhu, writing in Sight & Sound, said the film "asks raw, unsettling questions of us all."