SÃO JORGE

Marco Martins

Portugal 112 min min Fiction

Synopsis

Drowning in debt, unemployed boxer Jorge is on the verge of losing his young son and his Brazilian wife. He is one of shocking amounts of Portuguese families and companies unable to repay their loans in the time of European troika bailout measures. Due to his intimidating physique, Jorge must reluctantly accept a job with a collection agency which drags him into a world of violence and crime. *Spanish première

Director

Marco Martins

Marco Martins won the Young People’s Award (Regards Jeune) at the Cannes Film Festival with his acclaimed first feature ALICE. In addition to several other features, shorts and documentaries, Martins is an accomplished theatre director in his native Portugal. Born in Lisbon in 1972, he graduated from Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema and New York University. He interned with directors such as Wim Wenders, Pedro Costa and Manoel de Oliveira.

Filmography: São Jorge (2016), How to Draw a Perfect Circle (2009), Alice (2005)

Marco Martins

Film information

Director: Marco Martins
Script: Marco Martins, Ricardo Adolfo
Contact: Pascale Ramonda
With: Nuno Lopes, Mariana Nunes, David Semedo, Jose Raposo, Jean-Pierre Martins
Country: Portugal
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 112 min min
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2017