João Rosas

2020 / Portugal / Fiction / 40’ –FRENCH PREMIERE


It’s summer in Lisbon and Nicolau is an undecided boy. Among his doubts about the university course to follow and what kind of girl to choose for his girlfriend, Nicolau spends his days trying to figure out who he wants to be when he is older. The problem is that, about to finish secondary school exams, he’s already old, without having things clearer.


João Rosas was born in Lisbon in 1981. He studied Communication and Cinema in Lisbon and Bologna and London Film School with a grant from Gulbenkian Foundation. He is the author of three books (short stories) and the short films My mother is a pianist, Entrecampos and Maria do Mar, having been awarded in Portugal, Spain and Brazil. He had a grant in the Works research project, about representations of work in cinema. Catavento (2020) is his most recent film.


Script   João Rosas

Cinematographer   Paulo Menezes

Sound   Paulo Cerveira

Editing   Luís Miguel Correia

Mix    Paulo Cerveira

Cast   Francisco Melo, Francisca Alarcão, Rita Poças, Beatriz Forjaz, Simão Márcia