lt s 1975 and when the winds of change are bIowing over post-revolutionary PortugaI. AI Berto returns to his smalI viIIage after severaI years in Brussels, where he was trained as a painter. Settling iIIegally in a mansion that had been expropriated from his family during the revolution, young Al Berto begins to hang out with locaIs who share his interest in the arts and dream of a different Iife. Among them is the handsome João Maria -who wiIl soon become AI Berto s Iover. Soon Al Berto begins a counter-cuIture revolution that bewitches the towns youngsters but threatens the ideals of the most conservative locals.