The film “O Fim do Mundo” by the Portuguese-Swiss director Basil da Cunha, almost entirely spoken in Creole, will premiere on September 17 in Portuguese cinemas.
The information was released by the director on his page on social networks, stating that the film will go to cinemas in Lisbon, Porto, Braga, Coimbra, Faro Setúbal, and Viseu.
The director Basil da Cunha will be present on the 18th, at Cinema Ideal, in Lisbon, to present the film and participate in a conversation with the audience.
This feature film, released in 2019, had its premiere on the 2nd of September at the IndieLisboa Festival, at the São Jorge Cinema, in Lisbon, where it received the Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film and the Tree of Life Award for Best Portuguese Film, from the Pastoral of Culture.
Basil da Cunha wanted to tell in “O Fim do Mundo” the last hours of the neighborhood of Reboleira (Amadora), through the eyes of the generation he saw growing and taking over the streets in recent years.
With executive production by Terratreme, the Portuguese-Swiss chose to involve the community of the Reboleira neighborhood in the shooting of the film, almost entirely spoken in Creole and counted on the participation of non-professional actors in the cast and community representatives in the technical team.
Interpreted by Michael Spencer, Marco Joel Fernandes, Alexandre da Costa Fonseca, Iara Cardoso and Luísa Martins dos Santos, the Swiss-Portuguese co-production has an argument by Saadi and Basil da Cunha, who also signs, with Rui Xavier, the photograph.
Selected for more than a dozen festivals, including Locarno, Milan, Busan, São Paulo and Vienna, “O Fim do Mundo” won the Swiss Cinema Award 2020, as well as the best feature films in Valladolid and Praia, and the best photograph at Les Arcs Film Festival.