Portugal | 2015 | 25′ | Colour | GALICIAN PREMIERE
Dirección/Direction: Susana Nobre. Guión/Script: Susana Nobre. Fotografía/Cinematography: Paulo Menezes. Montaxe/Editing: Francisco Moreira. Son/Sound: António Pedro Figueiredo e João Gazua. Intérpretes/Cast: 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. Produción/Production: João Matos. Produtora/Production Company: Terratreme Filmes.
Campo Grande, 111, 1700-089 Lisboa, Portugal
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A train passes through the town of Alhandra, between the hills and the river. Óscar, who has spent twenty-five of his forty-eight years working at the same factory, is waiting to hear the court’s verdict on his employer’s insolvency claim. With production at a standstill and salaries overdue, Óscar and his co-workers continue to show up everyday for work, hoping to keep their jobs.
Susana Nobre (1974, Lisbon, Portugal) holds a degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidade Nova of Lisbon. She took a Filmmaking course with the collaboration of The London Film School, within the scope of the Creativity and Artistic Creation Program of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Nobre belongs to the production company Terratreme since 2006 where she made the films Jack’s Ride (2021), Ordinary Time (2018), The Philosophical Journeys -episode 3 within Tracking the Naturalists– (2016), Trials, Exorcisms (2015), Active Life (2013), Lisbon-Province (2010) and Daycare Hospital (2003). Her films have been screened at several international festivals such as the Berlinale (Forum), Cannes (Quinzaine Des Réalisateurs), Rotterdam, Angers, Viennale, Vila do Conde, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, etc. Along with her activity as a filmmaker, Nobre also worked in the production of films by directors such as João Rosas, Basil da Cunha and Pedro Peralta, among others. She is currently in the post-production phase of her latest feature film, Cidade Rabat.
Caminhos do Cinema Português 2015. Honoroble Mention of the Jury
Festival International du Film D’amiens 2015. Prix Spéciaux
34º Festival Cinematográfico Int. do Uruguay 2016. Best Internacional Short Film
Festafilm Festival du Cinéma Lusophone et Francophone, 2016. Best Script
Brazilian International Labour Film Festival / Mostra Cinetrabalho, 2017. Prize Trabalhadores do Mundo