• Ana Rocha de Sousa
  • UK, Portugal
  • 2020
  • 74'

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Bela (Lúcia Moniz – Love Actually) and Jota are immigrants from Portugal living with their three children in the outskirts of London. Life is not always easy and Bela sometimes shoplifts. When their daughter Lu’s hearing aid breaks, their troubles are just beginning. After a misunderstanding at school, social services visit their home and decide to remove the children from their care. With the clock ticking, Bela and Jota fight to return custody of their children before they enter the adoption process. This directorial debut by actress and director Ana Rocha de Sousa is compared with films by Ken Loach, and was awarded the Lion of the Future award for best debut film in Venice.

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Ana Rocha de Sousa

Ana Rocha de Sousa (1978 , Lisbon) emerged as a filmmaker after a successful acting career in her native Portugal. She holds a degree in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon and an MA in filmmaking from the London Film School. Her directorial approach is marked by an observational storytelling style and close collaboration with actors.


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Festivals & Awards
Venice Int'l Film Festival 2020 – Orizzonti – Lion of the Future, Special Orizzonti Jury Prize

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