Vira Chudnenko

Inęs Oliveira

“The Russian lady and I used to cross each other every day at 6 a.m., as every day she used to ride her bicycle to work. But that day she was on foot. The neighbor’s dogs were barking... barking and barking…”
“To me, the body looked more of a sheep. I’ve seen dead bodies but that wasn’t a dead person to me.”
A report by two witnesses of a hideous crime committed in the idyllic landscape of Sintra. The victim was a foreigner named Vira Chudnenko.


[2017] Doclisboa - International Film Festival [Portugal] (Award for Best Portuguese Competition Film)
[2018] Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias - FICCI [Colombia]
[2018] Encontros de Cinema de Viana [Portugal]
[2018] Film Festival Herceg Novi - Montenegro Film Festival [Montenegro]
[2018] Doclisboa - Macao's International Extension [Macao]
[2018] NexT International Film Festival [Romania]

Documentary, Film Essay
2017, Portugal, 31’

Scritp: Inês Oliveira (based on the testimonies of Amélia Dias and Lina Gomes)
Cinematography: Inês Oliveira, Paulo Menezes
Sound: Tiago Raposinho
Editing: Rui Mourão, Inês Oliveira
Production: Joana Ferreira, Isabel Machado / C.R.I.M.
Cast: Alevtina Pugatch