Special event

Blood O Sangue

Directed by Pedro Costa
Portugal 1989
Runtime 99'

It’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve. Two brothers, one is 18 years old, the other 10. They swear to keep a secret: this time, dad went away forever… Trying to abide by their promise the brothers will lose each other. Secrets, vows, partings: the night of childhood.

Directed by
Pedro Costa

Pedro Costa

Martin Schaffer

Manuela Viegas

Pedro Caldas

Sound mix
Gérard Rousseau

Production design and Costumes
Rita Lopes Alves

Production manager
Victor Gonçalves

Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês Medeiros, Canto e Castro, Isabel de Castro, Henrique Viana, Luis Santos

José Bogalheiro (Tropico Filmes)

Pedro Costa

Pedro Costa (1958), left his course of studies in History to attend classes taught by the poet and filmmaker António Reis at the Lisbon Film School. His first film O Sangue had its world premiere at the Settimana Internazionale della Critica of the Mostra Cinematografica di Venezia in 1989. Casa de Lava, his second feature, shot in Cabo Verde, screened in Cannes, Un Certain Regard, in 1994. The following film Ossos was awarded an Osella d’Oro at the Venice Film Festival in 1997. His other feature films include No quarto da Vanda and Où gît votre sourire enfoui? on the work of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub and Ne change rien, with Jeanne Balibar. Cavalo Dinheiro was awarded the Leopard for Best Direction at the Locarno Film Festival, in 2014. Vitalina Varela won the Golden Leopard and the Best Actress Prize at the same festival, in 2019.