Portuguese dark arthouse film “The Forest of the Lost Souls” is worth a jaunt.

Horror fans looking for something more cerebral should check out the Portuguese dark arthouse film The Forest of the Lost Souls (A Floresta das Almas Perdidas) from first-time feature director José Pedro Lopes, dropping into select theaters August 3rd 2018. Given the core subject matter of suicide, as well as its fictional setting of a suicide forest, Forest is bound to immediately push away general audiences and that seems to be Lopes intent. Using documentary-like cinematography, José presents his characters as pieces on a chessboard whose interactions drive the distinct, yet inexplicable, narrative to a conclusion that’s as satisfying as it is exponentially frustrating.

To learn more, head to FilmFed for the complete, spoiler-free review of The Forest of the Lost Souls.


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