António Um Dois Três

Leonardo Mouramateus

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.

António is thrown out of the house by his father after he receives an anonymous tip-off that his son hasn’t been seen at school for a whole year. António seeks shelter with his former girlfriend, and meets a Brazilian woman renting a room there. He admits to her that he sent his father the tip-off note himself; the consequences gave him an excuse to return to the apartment where he had such happy memories.
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.

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Filmmaker
Leonardo Mouramateus
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Portugal, Brazil
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
95
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Miguel Ribeiro, Gustavo Beck, Clara Bastos, Leonardo Mouramateus
Production Company
Filmes do Asfalto, If You Hold A Stone, Praia à Noite
Sales
RAMONDAParis
Writer
Leonardo Mouramateus
Cinematography
Aline Belfort
Editor
Raul Domingues, Leonardo Mouramateus
Sound Design
Tomás Von der Osten, Diego Martínez
Music
AEREP
Cast
Mauro Soares, Deborah Viegas, Daniel Pizamiglio, Mariana Dias, Sandra Hung, João Fiadeiro, Carolina Thadeu