Verão danado

Damned Summer

Educated at ESTC (Lisbon Theatre and Film School) where he presented the short lm Estranhamento as part of his thesis, Pedro Cabeleira has decided to delve into the heart of his "people" with his first feature-length lm about youths who seem to be hyper-hedonistic on the surface, but who hide an ineffective and touching fragility. Damned Summer guides us by the hand into a Lisbon populated by characters of unrealistic and individualistic beauty, desperately driven by a desire to share their life experiences. The lm portrays characters teetering on the edge, yet somehow unexpectedly keeping their balance. (Muriel del Don, Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
Pedro Cabeleira
Born in Portugal in 1992, Pedro Cabeleira graduated in directing from Lisbon Theatre and Film School, where he shot his medium-format movie “Estranhamento” (2013). After graduating, he founded Videolotion, a production company, with Joana Peralta and Marta Ribeiro. “Damned Summer” (2017) is his first feature film.

Film Selection: Verão Danado
 (Damned Summer, 2017) — Estranhamento
 (2014, medium-length)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Pedro Cabeleira
Portugal 2017
128 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Pedro Cabeleira
Cinematography Leonor Teles
Editing Rúben Gonçalves
Sound/Sounddesign Tiago Raposinho
With Pedro Marujo, Ana Valentim, Lia Carvalho, Daniel Viana
Producer(s) Pedro Cabeleira, Marta Ribeiro, Abel Ribeiro Chaves
Optec, Videolotion
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere