Montanha

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    Montanha

    Directed by

    Portugal, France

    2015

    91 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    San Sebastián IFF

    A hot summer in Lisbon. David, 14, awaits the imminent death of his grandfather, but refuses to visit him, fearing this terrible loss. His mother, Mónica, spends her nights at the hospital. The void already left by his grandfather forces David to become the man of the house. He doesn’t feel ready to assume this new role, but without realizing it, the more he tries to avoid adulthood the more he gets close to it…

    Awards

    • Golden Antigone - Cinemed Montpellier
    • Best Editing - Sophia Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    David Mourato
    Rodrigo Perdigão
    Cheyenne Domingues
    Maria João Pinho
    Screenplay
    João Salaviza
    Cinematography
    Vasco Viana
    Editing
    Edgar Feldman
    João Salaviza
    Music
    Norberto Lobo
    Sales
    PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL
    Production
    FILMES DO TEJO II

    Press

    João Salaviza delivers an abundance of mesmerising images.

    Sabine Kues, Cineuropa

    João Salaviza

    João Salaviza

    Portugal

    I always feel that cinema is ahead of me. It’s the films that drive me.

    Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1984, he studied at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon and at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His short films ARENA (Palme d’Or at Cannes), CERRO NEGRO (International Film Festival Rotterdam) and RAFA (Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlinale) screened at over 100 festivals around the world and won numerous prizes. His feature film debut MOUNTAIN premiered in the International Critics’ Week at the 2015 Venice International Film Festival. Another visit to Berlinale Shorts followed with HIGH CITIES OF BONE in 2017. His short RUSSA, premiered at Berlinale Shorts 2018. His most recent feature film THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS, co-directed with Renée Nader Messora has been selected in Cannes, Un Certain Regard 2018.

    Selected Filmography