One of the main elements in Kassandra is the tarot cards. Actually, the cards are the film’s great mystery: everyday, a new card appears mysteriously inside Kassandra’s apartment.
Director Ulisses of the Motta Costa says: “The tarot cards have something puzzling in its image. Most of the people do not know its esoteric meaning but they search in it at least a suggestion of some occult meaning to be disclosed. Therefore, they are part of what is hidden in the universe of Kassandra".
Although the tarot don’t have esoteric function in the narrative, the scriptwriter Roger Monteiro decided to respect the meaning given traditionally to each card, relating it with specific moments of the film and with the character’s state of mind.