O FIM DO MUNDO

Fiction ∙ 2019
104 min ∙
Cape Verdean Creole & Portuguese
International competition LOCARNO 2019
selection FLASH FORWARD Busan IFF 2019
Award Meeting Point SEMICI 2019
A film by Basil Da Cunha

Spira, 18, spent the last eight years in remand school and returns to Reboleira, a slum in Lisbon. His friends Giovani and Chandi are still there, as are the locals, deals and parties. But some people, like the gang boss Kikas, aren't too pleased he's back. Spira realizes that things are changing. As the bulldozers begin to tear down the neighborhood, everyone tries to hold on to their dreams, like Iara who Spira falls in love with, or Giovani who'll do anything to be one of the top dealers.


Basil Da Cunha was born in Morges in 1985. He directed three short auto-produced films, then joined Thera Production in 2008. In 2012, he finished his cinema studies at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design of Geneva with his first feature film "Até ver a Luz". Since 2013, Basil Da Cunha is a cinema teacher at the Geneva HEAD. In 2017 he shot his second feature film "O fim do mundo".

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Até ver a luz · fiction · 95' · 2013
Os vivos tambem choram · fiction · 31' · 2012
Sunfish · fiction · 30' · 2011
Next door · fiction · 25' · 2009
Lex Talionis · fiction · 26' · 2008
« I observed how this kid, who seemed to have no place in his own home, had to juggle with gang warfare, teenage troubles, hidden love and the demise of his neighborhood. My aim was to portray both damaged youth and its inherent social issues. A portrayal that might gain time, might stave off inevitable death. »
Basil Da Cunha, director


with

Michael SPENCER

Marco Joel FERNANDES
Alexandre DA COSTA FONSECA
Iara CARDOSO
Luisa MARTINS DOS SANTOS
Carlos FONSECA
Manuel DELGADO DOS SANTOS

Director

Basil DA CUNHA

SCRIPT AND DIALOGUES

Basil DA CUNHA
SAADI
avec la collaboration de Martin DROUOT

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Patrick MENDES

PHOTOGRAPHY

Basil DA CUNHA
Rui XAVIER

SOUND

Henri MAIKOFF
Ricardo LEAL

Editing

Basil DA CUNHA
Jean REUSSER
Kostas MAKRINOS
Inês GRACIA MARQUES
Irina LOBO FORTUNA

SOUND EDITING

Adrien KESSLER

SOUND MIXING

Adrien KESSLER
Denis SÉCHAUD

COLOR GRADING

Jean-Baptiste PERRIN

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Yanis CARNAL

Production

Thera Production, Julien ROUYET
Producteur associé Kaspar SCHILTKNECHT

Co-production

RTS Radio Télévision Suisse - Françoise MAYOR

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

- L'Office fédéral de la culture (OFC)

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF

Cinéforom
and the support of the
Loterie Romande

With the support of
Fonds culturel Suissimage
and the
Pour-cent culturel Migros: Postproduction

In collaboration with
le Département Cinéma de la HEAD – Genève



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WIDE MANAGEMENT

AWARDS

Best feature Film - Section "Meeting Point" 64. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid

Festivals

72e Locarno Film Festival - Compétition Internationale
24th Busan International Film Festival - Section FLASH FORWARD
24th Milano Film Festival
43a Mostra Internacional del Cinema de Sao Paulo
64. Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid SEMICI - Meeting Point

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