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Joao Salaviza – Montanha #Venezia72

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Exploring adolescent looks: Montanha.

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Joao Salaviza – Director – Montanha.

Joao Salaviza, director of Montanha, speaks about his debut feature Montanha, officially competing in the International Critics’ Week.

MONTANHA: A hot summer in Lisbon. David, 14, awaits the imminent death of his grandfather but refuses to visit him, fearing this terrible loss.

His mother, Mónica, spends her nights at the hospital. The void already left by his grandfather forces David to become the man of the house. He doesn’t feel ready to assume this new role, but without realizing it: the more David tries to avoid adulthood, the more he gets closer to it…

  • Reporter
    Nicolò Comotti
  • Guest
    Joao Zalaviza
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  • Festival section
    Venice International Critics Week
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