Bad Living

Joćo Canijo

In a family-run hotel, by the Portuguese northern shore, lives a group of women from different generations of the same family, whose relationships with each other have grown poisoned by bitterness. They try to survive in the declining hotel, as the unexpected arrival of a granddaughter to this oppressive space stirs trouble, reviving latent hatred and piled-up resentments. 


[2023] Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival (Silver Bear Jury Prize) [Germany]
[2023] International Film Festival of Uruguay (Prémio de Melhor Realizador) [Uruguay]
[2023] Istanbul Film Festival - İKSV [Turkey]
[2023] Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (Lady Harimaguada de Oro, Audience Award) [Spain]
[2023] IndieLisboa - International Film Festival (Best Portuguese Feature Film) [Portugal]
[2023] Festibérico [The Netherlands]
[2023] New Horizons Film Festival [Poland]
[2023] Arte Mare, Festival du film méditerranéen [France]
[2023] Festival do Rio [Brazil]
[2023] Chicago Film Festival [USA]
[2023] Viennale [Austria]
[2023] Ankara Film Festival [Turkey]
[2023] Festival CINEUROPA - Santiago de Compostela (Award for Best Actress - Anabela Moreira) [Spain]
[2023] European Film Forum Scanorama [Lithuania]
[2023] Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival [Taiwan]
[2023] Portuguese Cinema Days in Berlin [Germany]
[2023] AFI European Union Film Showcase [USA]
[2023] Panorama of European Cinema [Greece]
[2023] Exibição em Rabat [Morocco]
[2023] ICA | Institute of Contemporary Arts [UK]
[2024] Boquitas Pintadas Film Club at Princeton University [USA]

2023, Portugal, France, 127'

Script: João Canijo
Cinematography: Leonor Teles
Sound: Tiago Raposinho, Elsa Ferreira
Editing: João Braz
Production: Pedro Borges / Midas Filmes
Cast: Anabela Moreira, Rita Blanco, Madalena Almeida, Cleia Almeida, Vera Barreto