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A passionate young veteran, Adelino, returns to his village from fighting in Angola to discover that his former sweetheart Júlia, tired of waiting, is now married to his brother. As Adelino tries to negotiate this troubled relationship, he meets another young outcast who gives him hope.
Deeply embedded in the fog-hewn landscapes of its coastal fishing village, this second feature from Portuguese modernist Paulo Rocha was restored under the supervision of Pedro Costa. A mournful, delicately rendered tale of wounded love, Change of Life is a masterpiece of bruised, melancholy beauty.