A feature film by António Borges Correia

FIC-DOC / Portugal / 2015 / 65 minutos / HD colour


The story of a family seeking harmony, seen by a twelve-year-old boy. It is through the eyes of André that we see a family torn apart by circumstances. After a difficult process of divorce, António, the father, gets custody of his four young children until the mother declares that the youngest child is not his son. The mother disappears. The father refuses to do a paternity test since it won’t change anything.
André sees his younger brother, Francisco, being taken to a Host Family. Sees the older brother Diogo permanently silent. Sees his other brother, Tiago, taking refuge in music, pretending to understand a cruel reality. Sees his father like a surviving animal, trying to maintain the house and keep the boys happy. André starts to understand that he has to be in an adult world faster than what is usually asked of a kid. He is the team’s captain, a promising football player but a helpless spectator of what is going on around him. So André plays with all his anger to free himself. His redemption is trying to bring the younger brother back home.


Director: António Borges Correia

Producer: João Figueiras, Blackmaria Produção Audiovisual

Script: António Borges Correia

Cinematography: Miguel Robalo

Editing: Tomás Baltazar

Sound: Marcos Cosmos

Cast: André Morais, Diogo Morais, António Morais, Francisco Morais, Laurinda Neto

Distribution and Sales Portugal Film – Portuguese Film Agency



Allianz Prize for Best Portuguese Film INDIELISBOA 2015

ÁRVORE DA VIDA Prize for Best Portuguese Film INDIELISBOA 2015

TAP Prize for Best Portuguese Film INDIELISBOA 2015



2015 IndieLisboa (Melhor Longa Portuguesa; Prémio Árvore da Vida; Prémio TAP) Portugal
2015 Festival de Cinema de La Ville de Québec Canadá
2015 Gijón International Film Festival Espanha
2015 The Portuguese Conspiracy UK Reino Unido
2016 Hong Kong International Film Festival Hong Kong
2016 Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau Macau
2016 Filmes do Homem – Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço Portugal
2016 Le Forum des Images França
2016 Mostra de Cinema Português de Hoje – Cineclube da Ilha Terceira Portugal
2017 Prevenção dos Maus-Tratos na Infância – APAV Portugal
2017 Ciclo de Cinema Justiça e Paz Portugal