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Will-o'-the-Wisp
IFC Center
Friday, May 26, 2023 8:25 PM
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Admission General Admission - $17.00
Admission Child - $14.00
Admission Senior - $14.00

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Director João Pedro Rodrigues in person for Q&As following the screening on Friday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. (moderated by critic Kyle Turner) and Saturday, May 27 at 8:35 p.m. (moderated by critic Ed Halter).

Opening in the year 2069, Rodrigues's (O Fantasma, To Die Like a Man, The Ornithologist) latest mixes climate-change anxiety, anti-royalist sentiment and musical romance in the tale of Portugal's king without a crown, Alfredo. On his deathbed, Alfredo recalls the glory days of his youth, when he put aside his princely ways to train as a firefighter and encountered an instructor who made him burn with desire.

Official Selection: Cannes, TIFF




Film Details
Country:Portugal
Running Time:67
Language:Portuguese with English Subtitles
Director:João Pedro Rodrigues
Cast:Mauro Costa
André Cabral
Accessibility:T-Coil
Assistive Listening
Pull Quote
Pull Quote:Arguably the most fun anyone could have had in a cinema during Cannes.
Publication:Hollywood Reporter