Its a Brazilian film with subtitles. I discovered that the film is the second most expensive ever made in Brazil. I mention this because it is apparent that this is not an Indie film; it looks like a major production and the professional values are appreciated since it is a look into the Astral plane; it is quite breathtaking.
I found it interesting on many levels. Culturally it was fascinating to see the characters speaking Portuguese and the whole thing taking place in a non-English speaking world. Every treatment of this subject I have ever seen was in American English so just the Brazilian slant was interesting in itself.
The back story itself is equally interesting. I won't get into it here but you can find more info at this link. Particularly note the links to a You Tube video about the original author and another site which explores Spiritism, the path he articulated. All fascinating stuff:
BTW, I found this DVD at my local library. How cool is that? Recommended!