It's 1975 and when the winds of change are blowing over post-revolutionary Portugal. Al Berto returns to his small village after several years in Brussels, where he was trained as a painter. Settling illegally in a mansion that had been expropriated from his family during the revolution, young Al Berto begins to hang out with locals who share his interest in the arts and dream of a different life. Among them is the handsome João Maria - who will soon become Al Berto's lover. Soon Al Berto begins a counter-culture revolution that bewitches the towns youngsters but threatens the ideals of the most conservative locals.