Holy Family

Margarida Lucas

Fiction / HD / 21’ / 2019

Holy Family is dark humor comedy that tells the story of a family of 5 brothers, a single mother and a grandmother who live tight on a small apartment in Benfica.

The mother (Bela), permanently unemployed, has the fantasy to enrich herself. Liliana, 19, is an addict and struggles in school. Zé, 21, works at the grocery store. Artur, 11, speaks little but is still the quietly responsible figure of this family, taking care of his younger twin brothers, Gil and Ricardo. Finally, Dona Laura, is an eccentric old lady obsessed with football.

Everything is complicated on the day that the emblematic Sardoal FC mascot escapes and the club is at risk of losing the championship.

Direction Margarida Lucas Photography Vasco Viana Sound Ricardo Leal Montagem Francisco Moreira, Margarida Lucas With Cláudia Jardim, Ivone Ruth, Enzo Scarpa, Bruno Mendonça, Diana Narciso

    • Canal+ Award - 41 Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier, France'19
    • Jury Award for Best Short Film - Catacumba Film Festival'19
    • Best Live-Action of International Competition - PÖFF Black Nights’19
    • Jury Award - Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, France'19
    • Special Mention of the Young Jury - Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, France'19
    • Prix spécial du jury - Festival de Contis, France'20
    • Best Short Film - Castrovillari Film Festival, Italy'20
    • Best Screenplay - Castrovillari Film Festival, Italy'20
    • Best Actress for Cláudia Jardim - Castrovillari Film Festival, Italy'20
    • Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo'19
    • Milano Film Festival'19
    • Shorts México'19
    • 41º Cinemed - Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier'19
    • 17th Catacumba Film Festival'19
    • PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival'19
    • RIGA International Short Film Festival, Letônia'19
    • Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, France'19
    • FICCI - Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival, Colombia'20
    • REGARD - Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay, Canada'20
    • Festival de Contis, France’20
    • 26º Festival Ibérico de Cinema de Badajoz'20
    • Lago Film Fest'20
    • Young Film Festival, Czech Republic'20
    • LECYT - Festival de Cine y Televisión "Reino de León", Spain'20
    • Castrovillari Film Festival, Italy'20
    • Imagineindia International Film Festival, Spain'20
    • Festival Primavera do Cine, Spain'20
    • Québec City Film Festival, Canada'20
    • Ponferrada Film Festival, Spain'20
    • Semana del Audiovisual Contemporáneo de Oviedo, Spain'20
    • Fenêtres sur courts, France'20
    • Chicago Latino Film Festival, EUA'21
    • Festival Show Me Shorts, New Zealand'21