2069, an erotic year if ever there was one, but a fateful year for a king without a crown. On his deathbed, an old song takes him back to distant memories: trees, a burnt pine forest and the moment when the desire to become a fireman, to free Portugal from the scourge of fires, triggered another desire. Then a prince, Alfredo, meets Afonso. Of different origins and skin colors, they meet, help each other and the lexicon of abuse becomes blackened with desire.
with Mauro Costa, André Cabral, Joel Branco, Oceano Cruz, Margarida Vila-Nova, Miguel Loureiro, Dinis Vila-Nova, Luísa Castelo Branco, Teresa Madruga, Vasco Redondo, Ana Bustorff, João Mota, Paulo Bragança, Anabela Moreira, Raquel Rocha Vieira, Cláudia Jardim, Joana Barrios, João Villas-Boas, João Reis Moreira, João Caçador, Sérgio Coragem, António Calpi, Mick Bateman, Coro Infantil de Santo Amaro de Oeiras director João Pedro Rodrigues cinematography Rui Poças sound Nuno Carvalho music Paulo Bragança editing Mariana Gaivão production designer João Rui Guerra da Mata costume designer Patrícia Dória producers João Matos - Terratreme Filmes, Vicent Wang - House On Fire, João Pedro Rodrigues - Filmes Fantasma line producer João Gusmão
House On Fire
Best Film - Director's week award - Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium'22