It’s a summer weekend in a country house near Sintra. Fourteen-year-old Nicolau is spending a couple of days with his older brother Simão and his friends, all of them in their late twenties. Everyone is drawn to beautiful and quiet Maria do Mar, but it’s Nicolau who will see his life shaken the most by this unexpected female presence. Between homework and tree-climbing, stories about a deceased philandering grandfather and the origins of tortellini’s shape, a friend in a costume nursing a broken heart, and dancing seduction games, Nicolau observes this group of young adults with the awe of the outsider and the fascination of nothing ever being the same again.
Written and Directed João Rosas Assistant Director Jorge Cramez Script supervisor André Santos Director of photography Paulo Menezes First assistant camera Nuno Dias Ferreira Additional first assistant camera Filipe Pantana Grip Pedro Curto Sound Director António Pedro Figueiredo Sound Assistant Ricardo Ganhão Sound Assistant Ricardo Leal Art Direction Nádia Henriques Art Direction Maria Ribeiro Producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar and João Matos Executive producer Susana Nobre Production manager Bárbara Valentina Production coordinator Cristina Almeida Production chief Isabel Dias Martins Production assistant Ricardo Pais Nunes Production assistant Diogo Allen Production assistant Pedro Peralta Editing Luís Miguel Correia, João Rosas Sound Editing and mixing Tiago Matos Color Correction Paulo Américo
Co-production O Som e a Fúria
Best Short Film - Curtas Vila Do Conde'15
Best International Short Film - Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba IFF'16
Cexeci prize by Young Jury at Festival of Iberian Film Festival'16
AEC for Best Cinematography at Festival of Iberian Film Festival'16