André's Eyes

António Borges Correia

The story of a family seeking harmony, seen by a twelve-year-old boy. It is through the eyes of André that we see a family torn apart by circumstances. After a difficult process of divorce, António, the father, gets custody of his four young children until the mother declares that the youngest child is not his son. The mother disappears. The father refuses to do a paternity test since it won't change anything.
André sees his younger brother, Francisco, being taken to a Host Family. Sees the older brother Diogo permanently silent. Sees his other brother, Tiago, taking refuge in music, pretending to understand a cruel reality. Sees his father like a surviving animal, trying to maintain the house and keep the boys happy. André starts to understand that he has to be in an adult world faster than what is usually asked of a kid. He is the team's captain, a promising football player but a helpless spectator of what is going on around him. So André plays with all his anger to free himself. His redemption is trying to bring the younger brother back home.

[2015] IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival (Best Portuguese Feature; Árvore da Vida Award; TAP Award) [Portugal]
[2015] Festival de Cinéma de La Ville de Québec [Canada]
[2015] Gijón International Film Festival [Spain]
[2015] The Portuguese Conspiracy UK [United Kingdom]
[2016] Hong Kong International Film Festival [Hong Kong]
[2016] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2016] Filmes do Homem - Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço [Portugal]
[2016] Le Forum des Images [France]
[2016] Mostra de Cinema Português de Hoje - Cineclube da Ilha Terceira [Portugal]  
[2017] Prevenção dos Maus-Tratos na Infância - APAV [Portugal]
[2017] Ciclo de Cinema Justiça e Paz [Portugal]
[2017] Ciclo de Cinema da Comissão de Protecção de Crianças e Jovens de Almada [Portugal]

Fiction, Documentary
2015, Portugal, 65’ 

Script: António Borges Correia 
Cinematography: Miguel Robalo
Sound: Marcos Cosmos
Editing: Tomás Baltazar
Production: João Figueiras / Blackmaria
Cast: André Morais, Diogo Morais, António Morais, Francisco Morais, Laurinda Neto