RUSSA


by João Salaviza and Ricardo Alves Jr.

2018 | 20 min | Documentary, Fiction

Russa returns to Bairro do Aleixo in Porto, visiting her sister and friends with whom she is celebrating her son's birthday. In this brief encounter, Russa returns to the collective memory of her neighborhood, where three of the five towers still stand.

With
Helena Campos
Maria Antonieta
Alberto Moreira

Production
Ricardo Alves Jr. [Entrefilmes]
Thiago Macêdo Correia [Material Bruto]
João Salaviza [Karõ Filmes]
Renée Nader Messora [Karõ Filmes]

Screenplay
João Salaviza
Ricardo Alves Jr.
Renée Nader Messora
Germano Melo

Cinematography
Renée Nader Messora

Editing
João Salaviza
Ricardo Alves Jr.

Sound

Breno Furtado

Sound Design
Léo Bortolin

SoundMixing
Ariel Henrique

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

- 2018 -

IndieLisboa
Árvore da Vida Award - Best Portuguese Film

Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival
Team Work Award

Sophia Awards
Nominated for Best Documentary Short Film

FESTIVALS

- 2018 -

Berlinale Int. Film Festival
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
IndieLisboa
Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival
ZINEBI
Curtas Vila do Conde
Hamburg Int. Short Film Festival
Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes
Guanajuato Int. Film Festival Expresión en Corto
São Paulo Int. Short Film Festival KinoFórum
Belo Horizonte Int. Short Film Festival
Cinemed Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival
IBAFF Murcia Int. Film Festival
Glasgow Short Film Festival
CineMigrante - Festival Internacional de Cine
Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema
La Orquidea Film Festival
Short Waves Film Festival
Sophia APC Awards
Macao International Documentary Film Festival
Makedox - Creative Documentary Film Festival
Kinemastik International Short Film Festival
Perth Independent Latino Film Festival
Medfilm Festival
FIKE International Short Film Festival
Berlinale Spotlight India
Urbanism Futurism Reality FvF Berlin
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brazilian Film Festival
Córtex Sintra Short Film Festival
Curt'Arruda
CineAvante!
CloseUp Famalicão
VistaCurta - Viseu Short Film Festival
Phi Centre Montreal
EcoPorto
As Noites de Boris - Cineclube do Porto
Portuguese Film Festival - Russia
Desobedoc Mostra de Cinema