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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Quaresma

Fortnight 2003, Feature film, 1H35mn

Synopsis

David has a wife and young daughter. In a few days he will be moving abroad with his family. The death of his grandfather obliges him to return to the village of his birth and a family he hasn’t seen in years. This trip, which should have ended with the funeral, turns into a long stay David meets his cousin’s wife, and finds himself under the spell of this disturbed but terribly attractive woman.

Director

José Álvaro Morais

José Álvaro Morais was born in Coimbra, Portugal in 1945. After medical school at the University of Lisbon, he enrolled at the INSAS film school in Brussels in 1969 to study filmmaking with André Delvaux, Ghislain Cloquet and Michel Fano. He returned to Portugal in 1974.

Beatriz Batarda
Filipe Cary
Ricardo Aibéo
Rita Durão

Screenplay
Jeanne Walz, José Álvaro Morais

Image
Acácio de Almeida

Sound
Philippe Morel

Editing
Christine Maffre

Music
Bernardo Sasseti

Set decoration
Isabel Branco

Production : Paulo Branco Madragoa Filmes Rua de Palmeira n°6 1200-313 Lisbonne Portugal Tél: +351 21 325 5800 Fax : +351 21 342 8730 geral.madragoa@madragoafilmes.com www.madragoafilmes.pt Coproductions : Gemini Films (France), RTP (Portugal), avec la participation de l’ICAM Distribution, Ventes à l?étranger : Gemini Films 34, boulevard Sébastopol 75004 Paris France Tél:+33 (0)1 44 54 17 17 Fax: +33 (0)1 44 54 17 25 gemini@easynet.fr www.gemini-films.com Presse (France et Int.) : Richard Lormand Viviana Andriani 32, rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris Tél: +33 (0)1 42 66 36 35 Fax: +33 (0)1 48 04 80 43 intlpress@aol.com

Title in Original Version : Carême