by Miguel Gomes
On January 21st 1975, in a village in the north of Portugal, a child writes to his parents who are in Angola to tell them how sad Portugal is. On July 13th 2011, in Milan, an old man remembers his first love. On May 6th 2012, in Paris, a man tells his baby daughter that he will never be a real father. During a wedding ceremony on September 3rd 1977 in Leipzig, the bride battles against a Wagner opera that she can't get out of her head.
But where and when have these four poor devils begun searching for redemption?
Miguel Gomes, Lisbon, 1972. Studied Cinema. Film Critic between 1996 and 2000. Has directed several short films. THE FACE YOU DESERVE (2004) is his first feature. OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST (2008), and TABU (2012) have confirmed the international projection of the director,
the last one sold to over 50 countries, and winning dozens of awards.
Retrospectives from Miguel's work have been programmed at the Viennale, the BAFICI, Torino Film Festival, in Germany and the USA. REDEMPTION is his last short film. Miguel is already preparing the next feature ARABIAN NIGHTS.
2008 AQUELE QUERIDO MÊS DE AGOSTO
2004 A CARA QUE MERECES
2006 CÂNTICO DAS CRIATURAS
2003 PRE-EVOLUTION SOCCER'S ONE MINUTE AFTER A GOLDEN GOAL IN THE MASTER LEAGUE
2002 TRINTA E UM
2000 INVENTÁRIO DE NATAL
With the voices of Jaime Pereira, Donatello Brida, Jean-Pierre Rehm and Maren Ade
Director Miguel Gomes
Texts by Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo
Editing João Nicolau, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo with the participation of the students of Le Fresnoy - Promotion Raoul Ruiz / Promotion Chris Marker
Online editor Pedro Marques
Grading Nadir Mansouri
Sound editor and Mix Miguel Martins
Production Managers Luís Urbano, Bertrand Scalabre
Junior Producer Zsuzsanna Kiràly
Associated Producers Meinolf Zurhorst, ZDF/Arte, Catherine Colas, ZDF/Arte, Daniela Cattaneo Diaz, (hfilms)
Producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Paolo Benzi
Supported by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
In collaboration with Cinemateca Portuguesa - Museu do Cinema and Istituto Luce - Cinecittà
With the participation of ZDF/Arte, RTP and Fuori Orario - Rai Tre
Format: 35mm / Color & B&W /1:1.37 /Dolby SRD
Length: 27 min.
Original Language: Portuguese, French, German, Italian.