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by João Salaviza


A hot summer in Lisbon. David, 14, awaits the imminent death of his grandfather but refuses to visit him, fearing this terrible loss. His mother, Mónica, spends her nights at the hospital. The void already left by his grandfather forces David to become the man of the house. He doesn’t feel ready to assume this new role, but without realizing it: the more David tries to avoid adulthood, the more he gets closer to it…

international title: Montanha
original title: Montanha
country: Portugal, France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: João Salaviza
film run: 90'
release date: FR 4/05/2016
screenplay: João Salaviza
cast: David Mourato, Maria João Pinho, Cheyenne Domingues, Rodrigo Perdigão
cinematography by: Vasco Viana
film editing: João Salaviza, José Edgar Feldman
art director: Nádia Santos Henriques
music: Norberto Lobo
producer: François D'Artemare, Maria João Mayer
production: Filmes do Tejo II, Les Films de l'Après-midi
distributor: Pyramide Distribution


main awards/selection

Venice 2015Critics' Week - In Competition
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015
Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival 2015
Premiers Plans Festival d'Angers 2016
Crossing Europe 2016

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