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MONTANHA

MONTANHA

A hot summer in Lisbon. David, 14, awaits the imminent death of his grandfather but refuses to visit him, fearing this terrible loss. His mother, Mónica, spends her nights at the hospital. The void already left by his grandfather forces David to become the man of the house. He doesn’t feel ready to assume this new role, but without realizing it: the more David tries to avoid adulthood, the more he gets closer to it …

JOÃO SALAVIZA, born in Lisbon in 1984, graduated from the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon and the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His award-winning shorts were selected in more than a hundred film festivals all over the world. Arena won the Golden Palm for Best Short Film at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2009 and Rafa the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. Montanha is his feature film debut. // Films (selection): Arena (2009, short), Cerro Negro (2012, short), Rafa (2012, short), Montanha (2015)

Competition Fiction 2016

JOÃO SALAVIZA

France / Portugal 2015
DCP / color
91 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Vasco Viana
Editing
Edgar Feldman, João Salaviza
Sound
Olivier Blanc
Music
Norberto Lobo
Cast
David Mourato, Maria João Pinho, Rodrigo Perdigão, Cheyenne Domingues, Ema Araújo, Carloto Cotta, Ana Cris, Margarida Fernandes
Producers
François d’Artemare (Les Films de l’Après-Midi, FR), Maria João Mayer (Filmes do Tejo, PT)

Trailer

Production

Les Films de l’Après-Midi
54 rue René Boulanger
75010 Paris, France
contact@films-am.com
www.films-am.com
World Sales

Pyramide International
5 rue du Chevalier Saint-George
75008 Paris, France
distribution@pyramidefilms.com
www.pyramidefilms.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere