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Ana Rocha de Sousa - Portugal, UK - 2020 - col.

Director: Ana Rocha de Sousa 

Screenplay: Ana Rocha de Sousa, Paula Vaccaro, Aaron Brookner 

Cinematographer: Hatti Beanland | Editor: Tomás Baltazar | Music: Nessi Gomes

Cast: Lúcia Moniz, Sophia Myles, Ruben Garcia, Maisie Sly, James Felner, Kiran Sonia Sawar 

Producer: Rodrigo Areias, Aaron Brookner, Paula Vaccaro | Production: Pinball London, Bando à Parte 

Sales: Magnolia Pictures | Running Time: 73'

 

In the outskirts of London, a Portuguese couple, and parents of three, Bela and Jota, struggle to make ends meet. When a misunderstanding with their deaf daughter, arises at school, the British social services grow concerned for the safety of their children. The film portrays the tireless battle of these immigrant parents against the law to keep their family together.

 

The film is the director's feature debut. It premiered at the 77th Venice Film Festival and won many awards among them: the Luigi De Laurentiis Award and the Venice Horizons Award - Special Jury Prize.

 

ANA ROCHA DE SOUSA

(1978)
Portugal

Selected Filmography:

Minha Alma and You (Short) (2013)
No Mar (Short) (2013)
Laundriness (short) (2011)
Jantamos Cedo (Short) (2009)

 

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