52nd edition

Três Palmeiras

Fortnight 1994, Feature film, 1 h 08

Synopsis

Lisbon, a day in winter 1994, between 6:am and 2:pm. A forty-year-old woman is in despair (“Being my age and not knowing anything about children”) during the eight hours before the birth of her first son. Amidst laugh and tears, her companion, a much younger man than she is, tells her stories corresponding to the hours and relieves her from her pain. Tragic, comic, chaotic, hallucinated stories. At the very same moment, at the beginning of the afternoon when the corpse of one of the characters of these stories is taken out of the river, the newborn child lets his first dramatic and emotional screams of life out. This is the way Lisbon is in the morning…

Casting

  • Alexandra Lencastre
  • Ana Nave
  • Diego Infante
  • Herculano Cunha
  • Inês de Medeiros
  • Jessica Weiss
  • Pedro Hestnes
  • Rita Lopes Alves
  • Stephen Jonston
  • Teresa Roby

Team

Screenplay
Joao Botelho

Image
Olivier Gueneau

Sound
Francisco Veloso

Editing
Carla Bogalheiros

Music
Antonio Vitorino de Almeida

Set decoration
Fernanda Morais

Production

PRODUCTION/VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Madragoa Filmes

Title in Original Version : Trois Palmiers