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    United Kingdom, Portugal

    2020

    73 min

    • English
    • Portuguese

    Drama

    Scope Expanded - Visions

    In the outskirts of London, Portuguese couple and parents of three, Bela and Jota, struggle to make ends meet. When a misunderstanding arises at school with their deaf daughter, the British social services grow concerned for the safety of their children. LISTEN portrays the tireless battle of these immigrant parents against the law to keep their family together.

    Awards

    • SPECIAL ORIZZONTI JURY PRIZE - Venice IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Lúcia Moniz
    Ruben Garcia
    Maisie Sly
    Screenplay
    Ana Rocha de Sousa
    Paula Vaccaro
    Aaron Brookner
    Cinematography
    Hatti Beanland
    Production
    PINBALL LONDON
    Production
    BANDO À PARTE
    Sales
    MAGNOLIA PICTURES
    Ana Rocha De Sousa

    Ana Rocha De Sousa

    Portugal

    At a certain point in my life, I absolutely understood that my goal as a filmmaker is to combine and embrace contrast.

    Ana emerged as a filmmaker after a successful career as an actor in Portugal. In 2007 she completed a Fine Arts Degree in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, where she developed her passion for the power of the visual image in photography and film. In 2010 she moved to London to further develop her skills at London Film School, where she completed her MA in Filmmaking in 2013. Her documentary LAUNDRINESS (2011) was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the International student Film Festival London 2012 and was selected for the Cannes Short Film Corner. Her latest film is LISTEN (2020).