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Mountain

Fall Grant 2013 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

João Salaviza / Feature Narrative / Portugal, France, Qatar / 2015 / 92 min / Original Language: Portuguese / Interests: Drama, Social Issues

Synopsis

Day breaks on the eighth floor in a suburban neighbourhood of Lisbon and 14-year-old David’s grandfather is still in hospital. David’s mother lives abroad with his younger half-sister, but she is staying for a few days. For David, it is a difficult reunion. The imminence of his grandfather’s death and the void it will create force David to become the man of the house.

Credits

Director
João Salaviza
Screenwriter
João Salaviza
Producer
Maria João Mayer, Francois D'Artemare

About the Director

João Salaviza was born in Lisbon in 1984. He graduated in Cinema from the National Film and Theatre Academy in Lisbon and the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. 'Mountain' is his feature-length debut. It comes on the heels of a trilogy of award-winning short films: 'Rafa' (2012), which took the Golden Bear at the Berlinale; 'Cerro Negro' (2012), which was selected for the festival in Rotterdam; and 'Arena' (2009), which won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at the Festival de Cannes. In 2012, the Centre Pompidou presented four of his films in a retrospective programme.

Production Company Profile

Established by Maria João Mayer and François d’Artemare, both of whom individually have solid experience in Portugal and France, Filmes do Tejo is an active production company that has been internationally recognised for having discovered numerous Portuguese talents, including João Salaviza, whose short ‘Rafa’ won a Golden Bear at the 2012 Berlinale. They seek to provide renowned directors (examples include Flora Gomes, Margarida Cardoso and Gabriel Abrantes) the opportunity to continue their work in complete freedom.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Featuring at the 29th Venice Film Festival 2015, Italy
International Critics Week, 29th Venice International Film Critics' Week 2015, Italy

Contacts

  • Director

    João Salaviza

    Company: 
    Filmes do Tejo
    Email: 
    jsalaviza@gmail.com

  • Main Contact

    Lucero Garzon

    Company: 
    Pyramide International
    Phone: 
    + 33 142 960 220
    Email: 
    lgarzon@pyramidefilms.com

  • Main Contact

    Fátima Correia

    Company: 
    Filmes do Tejo II Multimédia Lda
    Phone: 
    +35 121 323 4400
    Email: 
    filmesdotejo@filmesdotejo.pt

  • Main Contact

    Maria João Mayer

    Company: 
    Filmes do Tejo II Multimédia Lda
    Phone: 
    +351213234400
    Email: 
    mjmayer@filmesdotejo.pt

  • Production Company

    Filmes do Tejo II Multimédia Lda

    Phone: 
    +351 213 234 400
    Email: 
    filmesdotejo@filmesdotejo.pt

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