Dalila (Ana Bustorff) is a middle-age, married woman who is still attractive, too attractive, for her rural husband – who is proud to show her off, but awfully jealous of her. Her trips to the capital to see a doctor (she thinks she has breast cancer) put her in contact with flashy clothes, and shoes, and then she goes wild. She will lead a young truck driver (João Reis) into lust, and worse sins, as Dalila progresses from white shoes to red shoes, and then, to fatal black shoes. —IMDb
João Canijo (born 1957) is a Portuguese film director. His film Get a Life was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
Canijo is one of the most prominent Portugese filmmakers and stage directors of his generation. From 1980 to 1985 he worked as an assistant director to Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Alain Tanner and Werner Schroeter, among others. In 1988, his first film Three Less Me was selected for the Rotterdam Film Festival. Since then his other films, such as Her Mother’s Daughter (1990), Black Shoes(1998), and Get a Life (2001), have met a significant success with the critics as well as the public in Portugal. —(http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~iatu2006/JoaoCanijo.htm)