NOVOS CINEMAS award to the Best Film
02 July | 19:30h | Teatro Principal
Rita has it all. She is 15 years old and the summer is ahead of her. She floods the balcony floor and splashes about while soaking up the mighty sun. She has an ex-future boyfriend and an ever-present best friend. She braids her hair and goes to parties. This whole fortress gently falls apart when Rita visits the exhibition put on by a new neighbour in the local community centre.
Portugal | 2015 | 100’ | Color | DCP
Direction: João Nicolau. Script: João Nicolau. Cinematography: Mário Castanheira. Editing: Alessandro Comodin, João Nicolau. Sound: Miguel Martins. Musica: João Lobo. Cast:Luísa Cruz, António Fonseca, Adriano Luz, Julia Palha, Leonor Silveira, Filipe Vargas. Production: Sandro Aguilar, Thomas Ordonneau, Luís Urbano. Production Company: O Som e a Fúria.
Mostra de São Paulo 2015
FICUNAM 2016. Special Mention.
D’A Barcelona 2016. Special Mention.
Filmadrid 2016. Best film.
João Nicolau is a Portuguese filmmaker, film editor, actor and musician born in Lisbon in 1975. His filmography includes the short films Song of Love and Health (2009) and The Gi of Tears (2012), and the feature films The Sword and the Rose (2010) and John From (2015). His films are regularly shown in the most prestigious film festivals including Cannes, Venice, Locarno, São Paulo, Vienna, and BAFICI.