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Os Vivos Tambem Choram

The Living Also Cry - Basil Da Cunha / 2012 / Drama / Switzerland;Portugal / Portuguese / Subtitles: English / 31'19'' / HD /

Synopsis

50-year-old Ze is a dockworker in the port of Lisbon. He watches enviously the ships he will never board. He dreams of going away, of leaving his wife and the slum where they live together. For a while now, he has been saving money in secret to travel to Sweden. He knows which ship will take him and the day and time of his departure. He talks about it around him, especially to the Ukrainian – his mute colleague – the only one not to laugh out loud at his crazy ideas. But one night he gets home to discover that his wife found his savings and spent them on a brand new washing machine…
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Basil Da Cunha

Born in 1985 in Morges, Switzerland. Swiss and Portuguese citizenship. Member of Thera Production. 2009 Graduate of the HEAD (Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design), Geneva.

Festivals

Clermont Ferrand (2013) / Winterthur International Film Festival (2012) / Quinzaine des réalisateurs (2012) / Vila Do Conde (2012) / Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (2012) / Festival Silhouette (France) (2012) / Cinéma Tous Ecrans Festival International du Film de Genève  (2012) / Torino Film Festival (2012) / Festival del film Locarno (2012) / Diffusion au cinéma Louis Daquin (2012) / Bamberger Kurzfilmtage (2012) / Viennale (2012)
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Awards

Winterthur International Film Festival (2012) Bester Schweizer Film 2012  / Vila Do Conde (2012) Best Portuguese short film; RTP2 Award / Quinzaine des réalisateurs (2012) Special Mention