Much like the Aokigara Forest in Japan, Portugal’s Forest of Lost Souls is a dense forest in which several suicides occur. Writer/director José Pedro Lopez has finished his new film about that dark place titled The Forest of Lost Souls.
Ricardo (Jorge Mota) is a sad old man, who gave up on life when his older daughter, Irene (Lilia Lopes), took her life in a romantic pact gone wrong in the glacier lake that rests hidden deep in the forest. Carolina (Daniela Love) is an eccentric, unstable young girl who finds all things related to death are fun.
As bumping into each other puts them off killing themselves, they decide to go for a walk to discover The Forest of the Lost Souls and see what they will find. As they walk deeper into the woods, they get to know each other and become friends: but one of them is not being honest, one of them is a dark and horrible person
The film is shot entirely in black and white in Northern Portugal and Spain. Based on the trailer below, the film looks incredibly beautiful. Pick any frame and print it on a canvas, it can hang in any art gallery and hold it’s own. The story is said to be a dark coming of age drama with a 70’s slasher feel. This unique combination leaves us incredibly intrigued as to how it will all play out.
The Forest of Lost Souls is produced by Anexo 82, Studio 2203, Creatura and Agente a Norteand stars Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart and Ligia Roque. There is no official release date, but it is slated for 2016. We will do our best to keep an eye on this masterly shot film, and will keep you up to date the best we can.