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Will-o'-the-Wisp
5.9
/10
243 Ratings

WILL-O'-THE-WISP

Fogo-Fátuo

Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues
Portugal, France, 2022
Musical, LGBTQ+, Avant-Garde, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, a king without a crown, is taken back to distant, youthful memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. An encounter with instructor Afonso from the fire brigade opens a new chapter in the life of the two young men, devoted to love and desire…

Synopsis

On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, a king without a crown, is taken back to distant, youthful memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. An encounter with instructor Afonso from the fire brigade opens a new chapter in the life of the two young men, devoted to love and desire…

Our take

In this unclassifiable musical fairytale, the porn-like meeting of a prince and a firefighter is also a metaphor for postcolonial relations—and all the sexier for it. Profoundly romantic as well as mischievously erotic, this queer, colorful blend of diverse genres and tones is held together by love.