The Living Also Cry

Os Vivos Tambem Choram
Director: Basil Da Cunha

Switzerland, Portugal, Drama, 2012, 30 min, english subtitles, v
Ze (José Pedro Gomes) is a dockworker in Lisbon. He watches enviously the ships he will never board. He dreams of leaving his wife and the slum. He has been saving money in secret to travel to Sweden. But one night he gets home to discover that his wife found his savings and spent them on a new washing machine...
2012 – Illy Prize (Director's Fortnight) at the Cannes International Film Festival.  (France).
2012 – jury special mention and the best film award at the Curtas Vila Do Conde International Film Festival (Portugal).
2012 – best film award at the International Short Film Festival Winterthur (Switzerland).
2013 – best film award at the Next International Film Festival (Bucharest, Romania).
Section: Short films programme "To Be or to Become?"

Screenplay: Basil Da Cunha

Dir. of Photography: Patrick Tresch

Cast: José Pedro Gomes, Dorin Dragos, Carlos Marques, António Silva Moura, Vitor Cabral