At the age of 13, Maria de Noronha suffers from high fevers and violent hemoptises provoked by a ruthless tuberculosis. At night, to relieve the pain, she picks up poppies in her garden and puts them on the pillows of her bed. However, the poppies have a devastating effect. Her profound rest is invaded by ghosts and hallucinations: the luxury and and decay of the Portuguese 16th century: A broken nation occupied by strangers.

  • Duration: 112
  • Production year: 2001
  • Country: Portugal
  • Subtitles: Subtitles: English

João Botelho