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VERÃO DANADO / Damned Summer

VERÃO DANADO / Damned Summer

Educated at ESTC (Lisbon Theatre and Film School) where he presented the short lm Estranhamento as part of his thesis, Pedro Cabeleira has decided to delve into the heart of his "people" with his first feature-length lm about youths who seem to be hyper-hedonistic on the surface, but who hide an ineffective and touching fragility. Damned Summer guides us by the hand into a Lisbon populated by characters of unrealistic and individualistic beauty, desperately driven by a desire to share their life experiences. The lm portrays characters teetering on the edge, yet somehow unexpectedly keeping their balance. (Muriel del Don, Cineuropa)

Pedro Cabeleira
Born in Portugal in 1992, Pedro Cabeleira graduated in directing from Lisbon Theatre and Film School, where he shot his medium-format movie “Estranhamento” (2013). After graduating, he founded Videolotion, a production company, with Joana Peralta and Marta Ribeiro. “Damned Summer” (2017) is his first feature film.

Film Selection: Verão Danado
 (Damned Summer, 2017) — Estranhamento
 (2014, medium-length)

European Panorama Fiction 2018

Pedro Cabeleira

Portugal 2017
DCP / color
128 minutes

Leonor Teles
Rúben Gonçalves
Tiago Raposinho
Pedro Marujo, Ana Valentim, Lia Carvalho, Daniel Viana
Pedro Cabeleira, Marta Ribeiro, Abel Ribeiro Chaves



Optec, Videolotion
World Sales

Slingshot Films

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere