“In the world’s saddest place, two strangers meet. But one of them is happy to be there.”
“The Forest of the Lost Souls” is a dense and remote forest, Portugal’s most popular place for suicide. In a summer morning, two strangers meet within the woods.
“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.“
Anexo 82 has just released the first teaser and poster for the coming-of-age slasher film The Forest of the Lost Souls. Shot in B&W in northen Portugal and Spain, the film is said to be an unsettling horror tale inside of a coming of age drama, with a poetic drama about life giving away into a suspenseful “70s slasher-style” second act.
Directed by newcomer José Pedro Lopes, the film is produced by Anexo 82, Studio 2203, Creatura and Agente a Norte and stars Daniela Love, Jorge Mota, Mafalda Banquart and Ligia Roque.