Cannes Film Festival

Joao Pedro Rodriguez – Will-O’-The-Wisp #Cannes2022

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13 min. and 47 sec.

A fantasy queer musical, a joyful and sexy ride into a man’s memories.

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13 min. and 47 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Joao Pedro Rodriguez, director of the film Will-O’-The-Wisp.

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Joao Pedro Rodriguez had some fun making Will-O’-The-Wisp and we have too watching it. He talks with Angelo Acerbi about the will to make a musical, the inevitability of creating a queer film and the reason why his film is so short: a will-o’-the-wisp itself.

Will-O’-The-Wisp: On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, King without a crown, is taken back to distant youth memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. The 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, and the will to change the status quo.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Joao Pedro Rodriguez
  • Interviewee role
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  • Festival section
    Directors Forthnight
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