The Sword And The Rose
Filmfest 2011

Manuel bids farewell to his routine and boards a 15th century vessel under pirate law. Treason onboard triggers a series of terrible events our protagonist overcomes while keeping his moral principles intact. "This disorientation – the filmmaker’s, his characters’, from a national film policy, from an entire generation, in short – is the aesthetic force of THE SWORD AND THE ROSE, a film that exposes the anguish, the uncertainties, the confusion about how to intervene politically, but at the same time claims a procedure, a very acurate acidity on humans and their things, a style, a way that it is still very political." Paulo Santos Lima, Cinética

tags: Feature film

Cast: Manuel Mesquita, Luís Lima Barreto, Nuno Pino Custódio, Pedro Faro, Joana Cunha Ferreira


Director: João Nicolau