Amor, Avenidas Novas

Duarte Coimbra

Lisbon, 2017. Manel is twenty years old, lives on Avenida Almirante Reis and idealizes love inspired by the relationship of his parents. Out of compassion, he hands over his double mattress to Nicolau and his girlfriend, who returned to Lisbon. Manel is alone with the mattress that he exchanged with his friends and on his way back home when he invades a film set, with a team entirely composed by girls. One of them, Rita, a beautiful production intern who helps with the mattress. They talk. This encounter has a profound effect on Manel who goes home to reconsider his life sinking into a magical feeling of passion.

[2018] IndieLisboa - International Film Festival (New Talent Award – Short Film) [Portugal]
[2018] Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes [France]
[2018] Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival  (Take One! Award) [Portugal]
[2018] Message to Man International Film Festival [Russia]
[2018] RAVAC International Film Festiva [Moldova]
[2018] Valladolid International Film Festival [Spain]
[2018] Uppsala International Short Film [Sweden]
[2018] Leeds International Film Festival [UK]
[2018] Brest European Short Film Festival [France]
[2018] Mostra de Cinema Atlântico da Ilha Terceira [Portugal]
[2018] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2018] Porto/Post/Doc: Film & Media Festival [Portugal]
[2018] Poitiers Film Festival [France]
[2019] Premiers Plans – Festival d’Angers [France]
[2019] Ciclo de Cinema Irreal [Portugal]
[2019] Frames - Portuguese Film Festival (Grand Prize for Best Short Film)[Sweden]
[2019] Martovski Film Festival [Serbia]
[2019] Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen [The Netherlands]
[2019] Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens [Portugal]
[2019] Dallas International Film Festival [USA]
[2019] Shortcutz Lisboa [Portugal]
[2019] Mostra Futuro de Lisboa - Gulbenkian [Portugal]
[2019] Shortcutz Guimarães [Portugal]
[2019] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2019] Santacurtas [Portugal]
[2019] Concorto Film Festival [Italy]
[2019] FeKK - Ljubljana Short Film Festival [Slovenia]
[2019] Brno16 Internacional Short Film Festival [Czech Republic]

2018, Portugal, 20’

Script: Duarte Coimbra, Luís Miranda, Pedro Ramalhete
Cinematography: Miguel Barbosa
Sound: Vera Lopes
Editing: Bruno de Freitas Leal, Inês Petiz Viana
Production: Pedro Ramalhete / Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC)
Cast: Manuel Lourenço, Beatriz Luís, Marcelo Tavares, Carolina Caramujo, Nena Coimbra