Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Sérgio Tréfaut


Director: Sérgio Tréfaut
Section: International Independents
Country: Brazil, France, Portugal
Year: 2018
Language: Portuguese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Isabel Ruth, Leonor Silveira, Hugo Bentes, Sergi Lopez, Luis Miguel Cintra



Southern Portugal in the 1950s. The wind sweeps across the dry steppe, unable to dry the tears of the poor and the hungry. Will they dare to rise up? A wave of violence sweeps across the desolate landscape in this wrathful Euro-Western. When one of them, Antonio Palma, joins a group of smugglers to save his loved ones, he finds himself the target of the most powerful landowner of the region.

Meet the director


Sérgio Tréfaut

Born in Brazil in 1965, Sérgio Tréfaut studied philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris. He then began working as a journalist and assistant director before deciding to become a producer and director. He is best known for his documentaries, including OUTRO PAÍS (1999), FLEURETTE (2002), LISBOETAS (2005), THE CITY OF THE DEAD (2009), and TREBLINKA (2016).


Screenplay: Sérgio Tréfaut
Original Material: Manuel da Fonseca
Director of Photography: Acácio de Almeida
Film Editor: Karen Harley
Production Designer: Miguel Mendes, Fabrice Ziegler
Costume Design: Lidija Kolovrat, Patricia Dória
Sound: Olivier Blanc, Bruno Tarrière
Producer: Serge Lalou, Claire Dornoy
Production Company: Faux
Co-Producer: Sérgio Tréfaut, Carolina Dias, José Barahona
Co-Production Company: Les Films d’ici, Refinaria Filmes
World Sales: Doc & Film International