Invisible Hero

Cristèle Alves Meira

Duarte, a blind man in his 50’s, starts to look for his friend Leandro, a Cape Verdean immigrant who mysteriously disappeared. Despite his disability and Lisbon's summer heat, Duarte walks miles in his neighborhood, but no one seems to even remember Leandro.That’s when he finds Leandro's picture of a woman in front of a disco. Maybe she’ll be able to help him.

[2019] IndieLisboa - International Film Festival (Árvore da Vida Award for Best Portuguese Film) [Portugal]
[2019] Critic's Week - Cannes Film Festival [France]
[2019] Critic's Week Cannes Film Festival Rerun - French Cinemathèque [France]
[2019] Côté Court Film Festival [France]
[2019] Porto Femme Film Festival [Portugal]
[2019] Contis International Film Festival (Short Film Grand Prize, Grand Action Prize)[France]
[2019] Concorto Film Festival [Italy]
[2019] Festival Silhouette (Grand Prix of the International Competition, Audience Award) [France]
[2019] Oldenburg International Film Festival (Special Mention) [Germany]
[2019] Foreign Cultures Week [France]
[2019] Reykjavík International Film Festival (Best International Short) [Iceland]
[2019] Festival du Court Métrage Méditerranéen de Tanger [Morocco]
[2019] Festa do Cinema Francês [Portugal]
[2019] Cinemed - International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier [France]
[2019] Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival [Spain]
[2019] Panorama Coisa de Cinema [Brasil]
[2019] FRONTDOC – International Documentary Film Festival [Italy]
[2019] Brest European Short Film Festival [France]
[2019] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2019] 3in1 Film Fest [Portugal]

Fiction, Documentary
2019, França, Portugal, 27’

Script: Cristèle Alves Meira
Cinematography: Julien Michel, Manuel Pinho Braga
Sound: Vincent Pateau, Simon Apostolou
Editing: Pierre Deschamps
​Production: Gaëlle Mareschi / Fluxus Films
Co-Production: Pedro Borges / Midas Filmes
Cast: Duarte Pina, Lucília Raimundo