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THE MUTANTS - TERESA VILLAVERDE
the mutants
portugal
a film by  TERESA VILLAVERDE film 114'
in Portuguese - subtitled in French / in English - 35mm / beta num pal 16/9 stéréo / beta num pal 4/3 stéréo / beta sp pal 4/3 stéréo - photography: all rights reserved
Andrea, Pedro and Ricardo refuse to accept the world as it is. They don't seem to fit anywhere. But they don't give up, they go on looking, projecting a palpable force that spreads everywhere, threatens to explode. They're bursting with the energy and determination to change things, to live a different life. They don't see why they should accept
the role others have assigned them. They just won't play it‹and yet there is no other role for them. They're survivors, mutants. They happen to live in Portugal, but there are mutants everywhere. The world might wish they didn't exist, but exist they do. And in this tale they dream, weep, laugh, have children, die and fly off.
author-director TERESA VILLAVERDE - producer JACQUES BIDOU - productions JBA PRODUCTION, ZDF ARTE, FMB FILMS, LA SEPT CINéMA, MUTANTE FILMES, RTP, PANDORA FILMS - ANA MOREIRA, ALEXANDRE PINTO, NELSON VARELA - image ACACIO DE ALMEIDA - sound VASCO PIMENTEL, JOëL RANGON - year of production 1997 - RPCA 92 036
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"Official Selection - Un Certain Regard - Cannes" (France 1998)
"Best Actress -Taormina Film Festival" (Italy 1998)
"Prix ciné découverte (Prix de l'âge d'or)" (Belgium 1998)
"Prix des Nations Unis pour le 50ème anniversaire des Droits de l'Homme - Med Film Festival" (Italy 1998)
"Best Actress - Bastia Film Festival" (France 1998)
"OCIC Award - Best Actress - Buenos Aires Film Festival" (Argentina 1999)
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