Os vivos tambem choram

Basil da Cunha


Ze is a dockworker in Lisbon. He watches enviously the ships he will never board. He dreams of leaving his wife and the slum. He has been saving money in secret to travel to Sweden. But one night he gets home to discover that his wife found his savings and spent them on a new washing machine.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2012

Short film, 30mn



Basil da Cunha

Swiss of portuguese origin born in 1985, Basil da Cunha joins the Cinema Department at the Geneva University of Art and Design in 2007. In 2011 and 2012, his short films Nuvem and Os vivos também choram are selected by the Director’s Fortnight where Os vivos… received a Special Mention from the Illy Jury. Até ver a luz is his first feature film.

portrait Basil da Cunha
  Basil da Cunha
Os vivos tambem choramOs vivos tambem choram

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Basil Da Cunha


portugais / portuguese


Patrick Tresch


Filipe Tavares

Set decoration

Francisco Garcia


Emilie Morier, Basil Da Cunha, Julien Rouyet

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