António Um Dois Três
In romantic Lisbon, twenty-something António goes in search of loves lost and new and a goal in life, all in one mad dash. In his charming debut film, director Mouramateus – inspired by Dostoyevsky's novella White Nights – creates a seamless intermingling of fantasy and reality.
In the film's fresh and funny three-act structure, everyday reality and fantasy seamlessly intermingle and influence one another.
We see António by turns as a drop-out student of electrical engineering, as a theatre technician, and as the director of a theatrical production. Throughout this narrative, Dostoyevsky’s novella White Nights provides the blueprint for the trials and tribulations that a group of twenty-somethings in Lisbon have to learn to deal with: the loneliness of a big city, lack of money and lost loves.