Palácios de Pena

by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, 2011

– I hate grandma’s house. I hate Grandma. I hate Portugal. And I hate Ana.

A radically stylized, era and genre scrambling amalgam of coming-of-age melodrama, medieval pageant, and political allegory. Two teenage sisters cope with the death of their grandmother, their long-standing rivalry, and their inheritance of an immense castle with a shadowy Fascist past.

Directing:

Gabriel Abrantes
Daniel Schmidt

Scriptwriting:

Eberhard Schedl
Natxo Checa

Cinematography:

Eberhard Schedl
Natxo Checa

Sound:

Gabriel Abrantes
Daniel Schmidt
Hugo Leitão
Branko Neskov

Editing:

Gabriel Abrantes
Daniel Schmidt

With:

Alcina Abrantes
Andreia Martins
Catarina Gaspar
Mariana Roberto
Núria Coelho
Gabriel Abrantes
Daniel Schmidt

Excerpt:

Produced by A Mutual Respect Productions
With the support of LightFilm/Nova Imagem
and Kodak

S16mm transferred to HD, 58 min.
Color / 16:9 / 5.1 Dolby Sound
Language: Portuguese

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