Alpha

  • 28'
  • Portugal
  • 2008
Before shipping the product to the customer, a manufacturer of androids develops a final quality control test, supervised by a technician, where skills such as learning the customer’s language are improved. This part of the process invariably occurs in a closed environment, usually a house whose key characteristics are similar to those of the customer's home. Alpha and Beta are an android couple only a few weeks away from being shipped to their future owners in Japan.
A prize-winner at Portugal’s Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Alpha is a disarmingly beautiful, intriguing first film from director Miguel Fonseca.


Director
Miguel Fonseca
Country of production
Portugal
Production Year
2008
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
28'
Medium
35mm
Languages
Portuguese, Japanese
Producers
Sandro Aguilar, Luís Urbano
Production Company
O Som e a Fúria
Sales
Agencia - Portuguese Short Film Agency
Screenplay
Miguel Fonseca
Editor
Sandro Aguilar
Production Design
Bruno Duarte
Cast
João Nicolau