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Civil War

(Guerra Civil)
Pedro Caldas

It's the summer of 1982 at a southern beach. Rui and his parents are living inside their own isolated worlds, unaware of the failure which defines them as a family and condemns them to a lonely survival uneasiness. Rui is about to have his final term exam, but the only thing that interest him is music and defining the unknown through sketches and#drawings. Only Joana manages to get him out of his autism. The girl’s vigour fascinates him. Helena is not able to connect with her son. While waiting for her husband, she has an affair with Zé, a much younger man. And the summer is coming to an end...

Festivals: IndieLisboa 2010, Viena 2010, Rio de Janeiro 2010

Awards: Best Portuguese Feature - IndieLisboa 2010

Pedro Caldas
Francisco Belard
Maria Leite
Nuno Romano
Pedro M. Ruivo
Catarina Wall
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