Tomás and Sofia have been married for five years. He works as a cartoonist in the local newspaper. She works in a hotel. Tomás dreams of being an artist. But he lacks the inner strength to achieve it. Raul, his best friend and his "Guardian Angel" insists on the highest quality of his paintings. But when everything seems to be happening, Tomás enters in an emotional crisis that keeps him increasingly apart from Sofia into a point that she does not recognize him anymore. Sofia begins to lose her mental sanity. She starts living in an unwanted isolation. In her dormant mental state, she begins to feel bad about what she discovers inside of her...She feels something evil coming closer and closer to her. Sofia realizes that her life became something that now she can not control anymore. Two parallel stories about two persons that look for each other but simultaneously fear one another.Written by
Fury n' Dust
There are films that are produced out of the "film structure", that are seen by a few lucky pair of eyes, which is regrettable . This is one such movie. "Alem de Ti" is one of the best films that I've had the opportunity to see . The fabric that is made of is engaging ans mesmerizing. Across a story of common mortals, we are presented with a cruel reality and all the symbolism that flows behind our eyes. The impact of unemployment and despair in a marriage, how man and woman react to the disintegration of their lives, the same moments lived so differently . Simply cruel and memorable. This film also shows the flaw that exists in Portuguese film structure , when these projects are only possible to be done independently, either by rules, either by jury of rejection. However, this film enjoys a freedom that it would not be possible within a structure. It's an awesome film that shows the strength of the Portuguese Independent Cinema.
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