THE 11TH CONTINENT

João Nicolau

PORTUGAL

Synopsis

About to retire, eccentric access control systems representative Luís Rovisco shows little interest in keeping up with the latest developments in his field, but remains a first-class salesman and is held in high esteem by his customers. Meandering through the countryside in his rickety Volkswagen Passat, he sings spontaneous songs to himself to pass the time. Then he encounters his old flame Lucinda. When she makes it unmistakably clear that she is no longer interested in him, Luís becomes all the more persistent. Shot in 16mm, João Nicolau’s third feature-length film is a curious road musical full of deadpan humour and ludicrous twists, whose non-professional lead actor remains in your memory like a good friend you hope to see again as soon as possible.

Country

Portugal

Year

2019

Length

112 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Portuguese, English

Fiche technique

Director: João Nicolau
Producers: Luís Urbano, Sando Aguilar
Screenwriters: João Nicolau, Mariana Ricardo
Cinematographer: Sir Mário Castanheira
Editor: Alessandro Comodin, João Nicolau
Art Director: Artur Pinheiro
Sound: Miguel Martins
Music: Pedro da Silva Martins, Norberto Lobo, Luís José Martins

Interprétation

Miguel Lobo Antunes, Luísa Cruz, Américo Silva, Tiago Garrinhas, Sandra Faleiro

Contact

Production Company: O Som e a Fúria

International Sales: The Match Factory