237 Ratings


In a small town, the railway station is being closed and its stationmaster Vincente is retiring. Many have left, leaving their children to be raised by the elderly, including Glória and Ivan. However, Glória’s life suddenly changes when Vincente’s son Mauro returns from prison with issues to settle.

Our take

Set in a small town in the countryside, this elusive coming-of-age story portrays a mysterious love story between teenagers, while simultaneously attesting to the slow disintegration of rural Portugal. With its ominous score, the chilling Glória provides goosebumps and piercing social commentary.