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BASIL DA CUNHA

2012, CH, 30′

BROADCAST

RTS

RTP

Shorts TV

SPI-tv

 

  • World premiere at Director’s Fortnight – Cannes
  • Curtas Vila do Conde
  • Locarno International Film Festival
  • São Paulo International Short Film Festival
  • France – Silhouette
  • Viennale
  • Festival Tous Écrans Genève
  • Torino Film Festival
  • Winterthur International Short Film Festival
  • Izmir Kisa International Short Film Festival
  • PHI CENTRE in Montreal – special screening of the Cannes short film winners
  • Bambergen KurzfilmTage
  • Journées de Soleure
  • Clermond Ferrand International Short Film Festival
  • Akbank Short Film Festival
  • Ecran Mobile Internation Short Film Festival Genève
  • Cine Festival Uruguay
  • Silence on Tourne
  • NexT IFF
  • Panazorean
  • Krakow Film Festival
  • FEST Film Festival
  • Sardinia IFF
  • Euganea Film Festival
  • Kinemastik Short Film Festival
  • Portobello Film Festival
  • Kaunas International Film Festival
  • Encounters Short Film And Animation Festival
  • Big Sur International Short Film
  • Max Cavallo Festival
  • IndieCork Film Fesival
  • Othermovie Lugano Film Festival
  • Cabo Verde International Film Festival
  • La Cabina

 

PRIX

ILLY PRIZE DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT – CANNES : JURY SPECIAL MENTIONCURTAS, VILA DO CONDE, PORTUGUESE COMPETITION, BEST FILM AWARDCURTAS VILA DO CONDE, RTP2 ONDA CURTA AWARDAWARD FOR THE BEST SWISS FILM, INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WINTERTHUR 2012NEXT FILM FESTIVAL – GRAND PRIXLENZIG AWARD IN SILBER – FILM OF NATIONS, GERMANYMAX CAVALLO AWARD FOR BEST EDITING, 2013

 

LIENS

www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com
www.osomeafuria.com

 

DOSSIERS

Press Kit

 

SYNOPSIS

50-year-old Ze is a dockworker in the port of Lisbon. He watches enviously the ships he will never board. He dreams of going away, of leaving his wife and the slum where they live together. For a while now, he has been saving money in secret to travel to Sweden. He knows which ship will take him and the day and time of his departure. He talks about it around him, especially to the Ukrainian – his mute colleague – the only one not to laugh out loud at his crazy ideas. But one night he gets home to discover that his wife found his savings and spent them on a brand new washing machine…

 

CRÉDITS

with
José Pedro Gomes
Dorin Dragos
Carlos Marques
António Silva Moura
Vitor Cabral
Albertina Barbosa
Carlos Alberto Rodrigues dos Santos
Manuel Careca dos Santos
Antonio Chapinhas
Pedro Diniz
Carlos Baessa De Brito
Musiciens
Amadeu Sousa
Vanessa Sousa
Jorge Mata

Screenplay
Basil Da Cunha
Photography
Patrick Tresch
Sound
Filipe Tavares
Set design
Francisco Garcia
Makeup
Sandra Fonseca
Production manager
Jérôme Bonzon
Location manager
Joana Cunha
Editing
Emilie Morier
Basil Da Cunha
Julien Rouyet
Sound editing and mix
Philippe Ciompi

Production
Box Productions

In collaboration with
O som e a fùria

In coproduction with
RTS

 

 

BASIL DA CUNHA

Basil Da Cunha was born on July 19th 1985. He directed several short self-produced films before becoming a member of Thera Production, the association behind the production of « La loi du talion » in 2008 and « A côté » in 2009 (nominated for the 2010 Swiss cinema prize and 2010 Best Portuguese film prize, Vila do Conde). At the end of 2010, he directed Nuvem (Sunfish) in Lisbon; the film premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. In 2012, his latest short « Os vivos tambem choram » (The Living Also Cry) hits the festival circuit.
He is currently finishing his Cinema studies at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design in Geneva (HEAD) and is collaborating with Box Productions (Switzerland) and O som e a fúria (Portugal) on his next film.