The End of the World

Direction
Year 
2013
Country
  • Portugal 
Duration
63min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

A portrait of the daily lives of young people living in a new-built estate on the outskirts of Lisbon. School is a joke and there's no work to be had anyway, so the girls try to have fun as best they can. New-girl Eva is very pretty but quiet. The others aren't sure at first whether she’s arrogant or just shy. Iara and Eva head off to the beach with two boys. The lads turn a couple of abandoned shopping trolleys into racing chariots for them and the atmosphere begins to tingle. Later, they argue with the rest of the group. The other girls manage to get into a club that night but the boys don't and must kick their heels outside. They're bent on revenge. They meet up with Eva and go back to her place.

Made collectively with the help of a well-known young documentary filmmaker, Um fim do mundo unspools its day-in-the-life observations in an incidental and unpredictable fashion with improvisations and open-ended storytelling creating authenticity. A piece of modern day cinéma vérité.

Details

  • Original title
    Um Fim do Mundo
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Vasco Viana, Pedro Pinho
  • Editing
    Luisa Homem
  • Sound
    Joao Gazua, Tiago Matos
  • Duration
    63 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • 63ª BERLINALE 2013
    • INDIELISBOA 2013
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE MOSCOVO 2013
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE CURITIBA 2013 - SELECÇÃO OFICIAL
    • FESTROIA 2013
    • FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE ESPINHO 2013
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE S. PETESBURGO 2013
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO 2013
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL YOUTH FILM COREIA 2013
    • FESTIVAL BORDOCS – TIJUANA FORO DOCUMENTAL MÉXICO 2013
    • FESTIVAL SEATTLE LATINO 2013
    • MALBA – FUNDACIÓN COSTANTINI – MUSEU DE ARTE LATINOAMERICANO DE BUENOS AIRES 2013

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