Invisible Hero

Cristèle Alves Meira

Duarte, a blind man in his 50’s, starts to look for his friend Leandro, a Cape Verdean immigrant who mysteriously disappeared. Despite his disability and Lisbon's summer heat, Duarte walks miles in his neighborhood, but no one seems to even remember Leandro.That’s when he finds Leandro's picture of a woman in front of a disco. Maybe she’ll be able to help him.


FESTIVALS:
[2019] IndieLisboa - International Film Festival (Árvore da Vida Award for Best Portuguese Film) [Portugal]
[2019] Critic's Week - Cannes Film Festival [France]
[2019] Critic's Week Cannes Film Festival Rerun - French Cinemathèque [France]
[2019] Côté Court Film Festival [France]
[2019] Porto Femme Film Festival [Portugal]
[2019] Contis International Film Festival (Short Film Grand Prize, Grand Action Prize)[France]
[2019] Concorto Film Festival [Italy]
[2019] Festival Silhouette (Grand Prix of the International Competition, Audience Award) [France]
[2019] Oldenburg International Film Festival (Special Mention Award) [Germany]
[2019] Foreign Cultures Week [France]
[2019] Reykjavík International Film Festival (Best International Short) [Iceland]
[2019] Festival du Court Métrage Méditerranéen de Tanger (Special Mention Award) [Morocco]
[2019] Festa do Cinema Francês [Portugal]
[2019] Cinemed - International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier [France]
[2019] Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival [Spain]
[2019] Panorama Coisa de Cinema [Brasil]
[2019] FRONTDOC – International Documentary Film Festival [Italy]
[2019] Brest European Short Film Festival [France]
[2019] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2019] 3in1 Film Fest [Portugal]
[2020] Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (Best European Film Award) [France]
[2020] Forum des Images [France]
[2020] Shortcutz Cascais [Portugal]
[2020] Ojo Loco Festival du Cinéma Ibérique et Latino-Américain [France] 
[2020] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2020] Tabor Film Festival (Grand Prix) [Croatia]
[2020] C.A.L. - Cinema ao Ar Livre [Portugal]
[2020] Deep Rivers Run Silent (Vilnius International Film Festival) [Lithuania]
[2020] Shortcutz Ovar [Portugal]
[2020] Odense Film Festival [Denmark]
[2020] Brussels Short Film Festival [Belgium]
[2020] CineAvante [Portugal]
[2020] Leiden Shorts Film Festival (Prémio do Público) [Netherlands]
[2020] Festival Curt'Arruda [Portugal]
[2020] Uppsala Short Film Festival [Sweden]
[2020] Seoul International Senior Film Festival [South Korea]
[2020] Message to Man International Film Festival [Russia]
[2020] Leeds International Film Festival [UK]
[2020] Entre Olhares - Mostra de Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2020] Ljubljana International Film Festival [Slovenia]
[2020] Blue Danube Film Festival [Austria/Hungary]
[2020] Passaggi D'Autore | Intrecci Mediterranei [Italy]
[2021] THIS IS SHORT [Europe]
[2021] Brussels Short Film Festival [Belgium]
[2021] Tabor Film Festival [Croatia]
[2021] Tirana International Film Festival [Albania]
[2021] International Short Film Festival of Cyprus [Cyprus]

Fiction, Documentary
2019, France, Portugal, 27’

Script: Cristèle Alves Meira
Cinematography: Julien Michel, Manuel Pinho Braga
Sound: Vincent Pateau, Simon Apostolou
Editing: Pierre Deschamps
​Production: Gaëlle Mareschi / Fluxus Films
Co-Production: Pedro Borges / Midas Filmes
Cast: Duarte Pina, Lucília Raimundo

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