In this delirious sci-fi riff off of the Arabian Nights’ Tale of the Hunchback,  Rivers and Abrantes submerge us in a technological dystopia reigned by Dalaya.com, a mega-corporation that forces it’s employees to ‘relax’ at company-run medieval reenactments.


FESTIVALS:

[2016] IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival (Award for Best Portuguese Short Film) [Portugal] 
[2016] Locarno Film Festival [Switzerland]
[2016] São Paulo International Short Film Festival [Brazil]
[2016] Queensland Film Festival [Australia]
[2016] BFI - London Film Festival [UK] 
[2016] FIFIB - Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux [France]
[2016] Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife [Brazil]
[2016] Torino Film Festival [Italy]
[2016] Short Film Festival Leuven (European Competition Jury Award) [Belgium]  
[2017] Glasgow Short Film Festival [United Kingdom]
[2017] Raumstation [Germany]
[2017] Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival [United Kingdom]
[2017] BAFICI [Argentina]
[2017] Jeonju International Film Festival [South Korea]
[2017] Locarno in Los Angeles [USA]
[2017] SICILIA QUEER International New Visions Film Festival [Italy]
[2017] NexT International Film Festival [Romania]
[2017] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2017] A Gulbenkian e o Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2017] Terra: Futuro Brilhante - Solar Galeria de Arte Cinemática [Portugal]
[2017] Cinema No Pátio - Novo Cinema Português - GNRation [Portugal]
[2017] FESTCURTAS BH - Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte [Brazil]

Fiction, Sci-Fi 
2016, Portugal, France, 29’ 

Script: Gabriel Abrantes, Ben Rivers
Cinematography: Jorge Quintela
Sound: Pedro Melo, Carlos Abreu
Editing: Margarida Lucas
Production: A Mutual Respect Productions (PT)
Co-production: Les Films du Bélier (FR)
Cast: Carloto Cotta, Gustavo Sumpta, Anton Skrzypiciel, Norman MacCallum, Mariana Mourato, Randolph Albright, Celia Williams, Elizabeth Bochman, Pedro Alfacinha, Jonathan Weightman, Maya Booth

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