The mutants | Los mutantes

13 December | 16:30h | Teatro Principal 

Portugal | 1998 | 113’ | Color | 35mm

Dirección/Direction: Teresa Villaverde. Guión/Script: Teresa Villaverde. Fotografía/Cinematography: Acacio de Almeida. Montaxe/Editing: Andrée Daventure. Son/Sound:  Vasco Pimentel, Joël Rangon. Intérpretes/Cast: Ana Moreira, Alexandre Pinto, Nelson Varela, Alexandra Lencastre, Paulo Pererira, Helder Tavares. Produción/Production: Karl Baumgarten, Jacques Bidou, Ricahrd Boidin, Gabriela Cerqueira. Produtora/Production Company: Arte, FMB Films, IPACA, JBA Production, La Sept Cinéma, Mutante Filmes, RTP, ZDF.

Andrea, Pedro and Ricardo are teenagers who live on the street. They refuse to accept the world as it is. They don’t seem to fit anywhere. But they don’t give up, they go on looking, projecting a palpable force that spreads everywhere, threatens to explode. They’re bursting with the energy and determination to change things, to live a different life. They don’t see why they should accept the role others have assigned them. They just won’t play it and yet there is no other role for them. They’re survivors, mutants.



Festival de Cannes – Selección Oficial – Un Certain Regard

Festival de Seattle – Best New Director

Festival de Taormina – Best Actress


Teresa Villaverde was born in Lisbon on 1966. In the eighties she participated as an actress, co-author and co-director in the Theater Group of the School of Fine Arts in Lisbon. Still in the eighties participates as an actress in the film À Flor do Mar, by João César Monteiro. Works with Paulo Rocha and José Álvaro Morais and as co-writer with João Canijo in A Filha da Mãe. In the early nineties she began her activity as a director, always writing the arguments of her own films. Her films had world premieres at festivals such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin. There have been retrospectives of her work in France, Spain and Italy. She collaborated with several schools, namely the University of Évora (Portugal), and the Haute École d’Art et du Design de Genève (Switzerland). In 2010 she created the production company, Alce Filmes, with the purpose of producing her own films.