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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Canção de amor e saúde

Fortnight 2009, Short film, 35mn


João is the only visible worker in the Morais locksmith shop. He’s also the owner’s son and so feels free to leaves the store to go listen the sigh of his own heart by endlessly feeding coins into the Love Test machine. Marta do Monte is an art student carrying an unusual order. The key that João duplicates for her opens more than just one door.


João Nicolau

João Nicolau was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He has been a director, editor, actor and musician. He has directed a documentary, short films, and the feature L’Épée et la Rose.

Ana Francisca
Andreia Bertini
Helena Carneiro
Marta Sena
Miguel Gomes
Norberto Lobo

João Nicolau

Sir Mário Castanheira

Ricardo Leal

Francisco Moreira, João Nicolau

Set decoration
Sílvia Grabowski, Bruno Duarte, Susana Moura

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Title in Original Version : Chanson d'amour et de bonne santé