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The report of the sighting of a lone bear in a border village is initially received with enthusiasm by the locals and by a young forest ranger. But also by an outsider, fervent supporter of the brown bear’s return to the north of Portugal. It won’t be a peaceful return, between Man-made obstacles and the bear’s will.

About the director

Bruno Lourenço was born in Lisbon, in 1973. He studied Cinema at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Since 1996 he has been working as assistant director to Miguel Gomes, Manuel Mozos, José Fonseca e Costa, among others. OSO is his second short film.


Bruno Lourenço, Portugal