After finishing his Master degree, Hugo spends his days giving his brain a rest from the endless reading of texts by unknown authors. His only company is Luisa, the cleaning lady, with whom he plays cat and mouse. To avoid the sleep of reason, Hugo exercises his lyrical vein by writing, with his friend Manuel, songs about their neighbourhood. The quiet dilettantism of our protagonist is shaken by Catarina, a young and beautiful translator who’s starting her professional life as a freelancer. Hugo is hooked and wavers. High above, a kestrel falcon hovers. It’s not the only bird of prey that can do it.
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.
João Nicolau, Miguel Gomes
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Title in Original Version : Bird of Prey