The Windmill of Death

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The Windmill of Death

33 mins | Portugal | 2023

Director: George Daniell
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Cast: Frederick Douglas, Markus Treppo, Renato Unterberg
Release Year: 2023
Language: English (United Kingdom),Portuguese (Portugal)
Country: Portugal
Genre: Short Film

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2023 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) In the first few moments of The Windmill of Death, two brothers find an intriguing missing-person sign, posted by the missing man himself. Once they catch up with this mysterious and nameless character, the duo becomes a trio, and they continue their wandering through a sparsely populated, surreal, yet still inviting purgatory of the Portuguese countryside. Daniell’s 8mm camera follows the band of lollygaggers with warm familiarity as they hurry to nowhere with their motorcycle and their football, waxing on about the 1998 World Cup, lost loves, and brotherhood.