This rather esoteric Portuguese-French drama is filled with poetic imagery. It is notable for its beautiful photography as it follows a devoted nurse from her Portuguese home to the strange Cape Verde islands. Mariana is the nurse assigned to care for the injured immigrant worker Leao who is in a coma. With him she returns to his Cape Verde village. She was dissatisfied with her currently depressing life and willingly went. She begins to feel almost claustrophobic in the grim environment as she encounters a series of disturbing characters who drag her deeper into their depressing and hopeless lives. Mariana begins to re-evaluate her former life.
Interview with director Pedro Costa, CASA DE LAVA scrapbook featurette, Interview with cinematographer Emmanuel Machuel
Release Date: 24 September 2012
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English