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
Best International Short Film - Lobo Fest - International Film Festival, Brasil'21
Best Short Film Award - Lobo Fest - International Film Festival, Brasil'21
Best International Short- International Kansk Video Festival, Russia'22