O último banho

The Last Bath

Forty-year-old Josefina (Anabela Moreira) has embraced the certainties of a life dedicated to the church and is just a few months away from taking her perpetual vows. But then she receives news from her family home in the Douro region: her father has died, her fifteen-year-old nephew Alexandre has been left with nobody to care for him. Josefina at first struggles to reconcile her religious calling with her duty to her family. But gradually nephew and aunt connect with an unexpected level of intensity. The first feature from multi-award-winning short film director David Bonneville, THE LAST BATH is a tonal conundrum which confronts the audience but largely refuses to judge its characters. (Wendy Ide, screendaily.com)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
O último banho (The Last Bath, 2020) - Cigano (2013, short) - L'Arc-en-Ciel (2009, short) - Heiko (2008, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2021
David Bonneville
Portugal / France 2020
95 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay David Bonneville, Diego Rocha
Cinematography Vasco Viana
Editing Nicolas Desmaison
Sound/Sounddesign Dana Farzanehpour
Music José Alberto Gomes, Jonatan Blati
With Anabela Moreira, Martim Canavarro, Margarida Moreira, José Manuel Mendes, Ângelo Torres, Miguel Guilherme
Producer(s) Isabel Machado, Joana Ferreira, Jasmina Sijercic
C.R.I.M., Bocalupo Films
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Tokyo International Film Festival 2020