Trials, Exorcisms

Susana Nobre

Fiction / HD / 25’ / 2015

A train passes through the town of Alhandra, between the hills and the river. Óscar, who has spent twenty-five of his forty-ei- ght years working at the same factory, is waiting to hear the court’s verdict on his employer’s insol- vency claim. With production at a standstill and salaries overdue, Óscar and his co-workers conti- nue to show up everyday for work, hoping to keep their jobs. But when the closing of the factory is confirmed, Óscar makes peace with the world again when he’s hired by the factory next door.

with Óscar Santos, Bruno Pereira, Joana Ferreira, Joaquim Calçada, João Amaro, Susana Gonçalves, António Paula Mário, Rui Henrique, Bonacho Silvino, José Marques, Victor Lopes, José Nunes Photography Paulo Menezes Sound António Pedro Figueiredo and João Gazua Editing Francisco Moreira Sound Editing and Mix Tiago Matos Color Correction Andreia Bertini Art Direction Patrícia Ameixial Production Direction Bárbara Valentina Production João Matos, Terratreme Filmes Graphic Design Ana Teresa Ascensão

    Best Internacional Short-Film - 34.º Festival Cinematográfico Internacional do Uruguay, Uruguay '16

    Best Script - Festafilm Festival du Cinéma Lusophone et Francophone, França '16

    Honoroble Mention of the Jury - Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal '15

    Prize Trabalhadores do Mundo - Brazilian International Labour Film Festival / Mostra Cinetrabalho '17

    Prix Spéciaux - Festival International du Film D'amiens '15

    • Festival de Cannes - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, França '15
    • IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente de Lisboa, Portugal '15
    • Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema, Potugal '15
    • Curta Brasília - Festival Internacional de Curta-Metragem, Brasil '15
    • Festival International du Film d'Amiens, França '15
    • Forum des Images, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs' Extension, França '15
    • CineAvante! - FestaAvante, Portugal '15
    • Zinebi - Bilboko Dokumentalen eta Film Laburren Nazioarteko Jaialdia / International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Espanha '15
    • Shortcutz Xpress Vila Real, Portugal '15
    • Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival , Áustria '15
    • Festival Internazionale di Cinema e Donne, Itália '15
    • BOGOSHORTS – Festival de Cortos de Bogotá / Short Film Festival, Colômbia '15
    • Zagreb Film Festival, Croácia '15
    • Festival International Signes de Nuit, França '15
    • Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal '15
    • Festival Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens de Sintra, Portugal '16
    • Akbank Short Film Festival, Turquia '16
    • Glasgow Short Film Festival, Escócia '16
    • Festival Cinematográfico Internacional do Uruguay, Uruguai '16
    • Festafilm, Festival de Cinema Lusófono, França '16
    • Diálogo de Cinema IFF, Brasil '16
    • En Courts - Films Femmes Mediterranee Of Marseille, França,2016
    • Inquietudo - Festival de Cinema em Língua Portuguesa, Áustria '16
    • FestiFreak Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata, Argentina '16
    • TVCine 2 – Canal Pago, Portugal '16
    • ANTOFADOCS - Festival Internacional de Cine de Antofagasta, Chile '16
    • Festival Premiers Plans d'Angers, França '17
    • Brazilian International Labour Film Festival / Mostra Cinetrabalho, Brasil '17
    • Festival de Finos Filmes, Brasil '17
    • Jardim Gulbenkian, Portugal '17
    • Mostra Internacional de Cinema «fronteiras», Espanha '17
    • Jornadas Europeias do Património, Portugal ’18
Ana Teresa Ascensão