FOGO-FÁTUO

Portugal, France

Synopsis

On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, king without a crown, is taken back to distant youth memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. The encounter with instructor Afonso from the fire brigade, opens a new chapter in the life of the two young men immersed in love and desire, and the will to change the status quo.

Director's Biography

João Pedro Rodrigues is an internationally renowned Portuguese filmmaker. When he was 8 years old, his father gave him a pair of binoculars and he decided to become an ornithologist. He always travels with his binoculars, to foray into nature and watch birds.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2022 - WHERE IS THIS STREET? OR WITHOUT BEFORE OR AFTER / ONDE FICA ESTA RUA? OU SEM ANTES NEM DEPOIS, Feature
2022 - WILL-O’-THE-WISP / FOGO-FÁTUO, Feature
2016 - THE ORNITHOLOGIST / O ORNITÓLOGO, Feature
2012 - THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO / A ÚLTIMA VEZ QUE VI MACAU, Feature
2009 - TO DIE LIKE A MAN / MORRER COMO UM HOMEM, Feature
2005 - TWO DRIFTERS / ODETE, Feature
2000 - O FANTASMA, Feature
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: João Pedro Rodrigues

Written by: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, Paulo Lopes Graça

Produced by: Vincent Wang, João Matos, João Pedro Rodrigues

Cinematography: Rui Poças

Editing: Mariana Gaivão

Production Design: João Rui Guerra da Mata

Costume Design: Patrícia Dória

Make-Up & Hair: Sandra Pinto

Sound: Nuno Carvalho

Cast: Joel Branco (Alfredo 2069), Oceano Cruz (Afonso 2069), Margarida Vila-Nova (Teresa), Miguel Loureiro (Eduardo), Mauro Costa (Alfredo), André Cabral (Afonso)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2022