Will-o’-the-Wisp

João Pedro Rodrigues

Fiction / HD / 67’ / 2022

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
    Filmes Fantasma

    Best Film - Director's week award - Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium'22

    Ex- Aequo Jury Award - Festival de Sevilha, Spain'22

    Special Mention - Lesgai Madrid Film Festival, Spain'22

    Best Fiction Film - Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'22

    Best Costume Design - Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'22

    Best Art Directing - Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'22

    • 54th Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, France'22
    • Sydney Film Festival, Australia'22
    • Filmfest Muenchen, Germany'22
    • Curtas de Vila do Conde, Portugal'22
    • Bruxelles International Film Festival, Belgium'22
    • New Horizon Filme Festival, Poland'22
    • Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia'22
    • FID Marseille’22
    • La Rochelle’22
    • Jerusalem Film Festival’22
    • Espoo Cine Int’l. Film Festival’22
    • Oslo Pix’22
    • QueerLisboa, Portugal'22
    • New York Film Festival, USA'22
    • CineEco, Portugal'22
    • QueensLand Film Festival, Australia'22
    • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada '22
    • Stockholm Pride Queer Film Festival, Sweden'22
    • Oslo / Fusion International Film Festival, Norway'22
    • Bogota International Film Festival, Colombia'22
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Valdivia, Chile'22
    • Lima Alterna International Film Festival, Peru'22
    • 35th Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan'22
    • Pink Screens Brussels Queer Film Festival, Belgium'22
    • Slovak Queer Film Festival, Slovakia'22
    • Bergen International Film Festival, Norway'22
    • Mar del Plata IFF, Argentina'22
    • Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'22
    • Portuguese Cinema Days, Germany'22
    • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece'22
    • Exground Filmfest, Germany'22
    • Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore'22
    • World Film Festival of Bangkok, Thailand'22
    • Festival de Sevilha, Spain'22
    • Lesgai Madrid Film Festival, Spain'22
    • Márgenes - Festival Internacional de Cine em Madrid, Spain'22
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