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IT WASN'T GOD'S WILL

   

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SYNOPSIS


“It Wasn’t God’s Will” it’s based on the dramatization of the lyrics of the Portuguese popular song “Larindinha”.
It’s the story of RAMIRO, a young boy who leaves off to war, and his return to his beloved LAURINDA.


Cast : Catarina Lacerda, Fernando Delfim Duarte e Armando Ladeira
Producer and Director : António Ferreira
Screenplay: Miguel Triantafillo
Cinematography : Paulo Ares
Sound : Michelle Chan
Costume Designer: Tathiani Sacilotto
Music : Luís Pedro Madeira

Production : PERSONA NON GRATA PICTURES 2007

Film Support : MC/ICAM
Co-Production : RTP

35mm - 15 min - Portugal - 2007




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ANTÓNIO FERREIRA

antonio ferreira

António Ferreira, born in 1970, started working as a computer programmer, a profession that he would later abandon when he left to Paris in 1991. In 1994 he started studying at the Lisbon Film University (ESTC). In 1996 he enters the Berlin Film Academy (dffb) where he studied for another two years. In 2000, António Ferreira was selected at the Cannes Film Festival with the short film "RESPIRAR (debaixo d’água)/Breathing (under water)”, winning several international prizes. One year later, he shot his first feature film "Esquece tudo o que te disse/Forget everything I've told you" which became one of the most seen films in Portugal that year. In 2007, shoots the short film “Deus Não Quis/It Wasn’t God’s Will” with which won several international film awards. In 2010, António Ferreira releases his second feature "Embargo", an adaptation from the Nobel prize winner - José Saramago. In 2011 staged its first play "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant" from R.W. Fassbinder, for the Portuguese National Theatre D. Maria II. In 2012 directs the film "Posfácio nas confecções Canhão/Posfácio At The Clothing Factory" commissioned by Guimarães European Capital of Culture.


Filmography

POSFÁCIO NAS CONFECÇÕES CANHÃO (POSFÁCIO AT THE CLOTHING FACTORY)

30 min, DIG, Portugal 2012

EMBARGO
80 min, DIG, Portugal/Spain/Brazil 2010

DEUS NÃO QUIS
(IT WASN’T GOD’S WILL)
15 min, 35mm, Portugal 2007

HUMANOS – A VIDA EM VARIAÇÕES
(HUMANS – VARIATIONS OF LIFE)
34 min, DIG, documentary, Portugal 2006

ESQUECE TUDO O QUE TE DISSE
(Forget Everything That I’ve Told You)
108 min, 35mm, Portugal/France 2002

RESPIRAR DEBAIXO D‘ÁGUA
(Breathing under water)
45 min, 35mm, Portugal/Germany 2000

„WC“

4 min, 35mm, Germany 1998

„Gel Fatal“

8 min, 16mm, Portugal 1996

 

 

FESTIVALS

31st Montreal World Film Festival - Canada 2007
(world premiere - Aug 2007)
- official selection-

3ª edição do Faial Filmes Fest - Portugal 2007
(national premiere - Nov 2007)
- Best Film -
- Audience Award -


FIKE 2007 - Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Évora - Portugal 2007
- Festival Grand Prix -
- Best Portuguese Film -

11º Festival Luso-Brasileiro de Sta Maria da Feira - Portugal 2007
- competition -

Fantasporto 2008
- official selection-

32nd Cleveland International Film Festival - USA - 2008
- competition -

FAMAFEST 2008 - Portugal
- "Ficção Jovem" Award -
- Best Short Film - Young Jury -

2008 Elliot Rocke Mudfest - Australia
- competition -

Cyprus International Short Film Festival - Cyprus 2008
- Best Fiction Award -
- Best Actress Award (Catarina Lacerda) -

Tom de Video - Portugal 2008
- competition -

5th Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival - Greece 2008
- competition -

Festival Ibérico de Cine - Spain
- Audience Award -

24º FESTROIA - Portugal 2008
- competition -

XV Caminhos do Cinema Poruguês - Portugal 2008
- Festival Grand Prix -
- Best Film - Press Jury -

Filminho - Festa do Cinema Galego e Português - 2008
- competition -

32nd Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt 2008
- competition -

6th Asiana International Short Film Festival - Seoul - Korea - 2008
- competition -

10th WT Os International Film Festival - Norway - 2008
- competition -

25e Festival du Cinema d'Ici et d'Alleurs - Sainte Livrade sur Lot - France - 2008
- competition -

Grand Off - European Film Awards 2008 - Warsaw - Poland
- competition -

Grand Off - European Film Awards 2008 - Warsaw - Poland
- best editing award-

6º Festival de Vídeo de Corroios - Portugal
- competition -

Ovarvídeo 2008 - Ovar - Portugal
- best soundtrack award-

FICLUANDA 2008 - Angola
- competition -

FICA 2009 - Algarve - Portugal
- Festival Grand Prix-
- Best Portuguese Film -

St. Petersburg International Youth Film Festival 2009 – Rússia
- competition -

Per un pugno di corti 2009 - Italy
- competition -

Filmzeit 2009 - Kaufbeuren - Germany
- competition -

SHORTCUTZ - Lisboa/NY 2010
- official selection -

FESTIN - Lisboa 2010
- official selection -

HOUSE OF PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS (San Sebastián)
- permanent collection -

Fest'Afilm 2011 - France
- Compétition Court-métrage catégories international -
- "Amadis" Best Editing Award -

Mostra de Cinema Português Contemporâneo 2011 - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
- official selection -



OTHER SCREENINGS

April 2017 - Shortcutz Viseu- Viseu, Portugal
January 2015
- Festafilm- Paris, France
April/May 2013
- Cinemateca Colombiana - Bogotá, Colomby
26 October - 18 November 2011 - Festival de Cinema Europeu - Lima - Peru
Aveiro - Mercado Negro - Jan 2011 - Portugal
09/11/2010 - Coimbra - Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha - Portugal
Extensão do Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português – Rio de Janeiro 2010
Setúbal - Mostra de Curtas e vídeo experimental de Setúbal – 2010 - Portugal
Heidelberg - Universidade de Heidelberg – Dez09 - Germany
Gran Canaria - Muestra de cine iberoamericano de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2009 - España
Lisboa
- Fitas na Rua – Agosto 2009 – Portugal
Manaus
- Mostra Luso-Amazónica de Manaus – Brasil
S. João da Madeira
- Mostra de Cinema de S. João da Madeira – Portugal
Lisboa, Caldas da Rainha, Barcelos, Amarante, Guimarães, Monção, Abrantes, Viana do Castelo
- Filminho - Portugal
Maputo
2009- Mostralingua- Moçambique
Ciclo de cinema 2009 – Junho09 a Jan10 - Holanda /Alemanha
Viana do Castelo - Cinema Verde Viana - 11 Dez - Portugal
Viseu - Cineclube de Viseu - 25 Nov - Portugal
Coimbra - Cineclube Fila K- 23 Out - Portugal
Torres Novas - Cineclube de Torres Novas - 05 Nov08 - Portugal
Paços de Ferreira - I Mostra de Cinema Português em Paços de Ferreira - Out08 - Portugal
Helsínquia - Portuguese Short Cuts - 22 Set08 - Finland
Stocolm - Portuguese Short Cuts - 16 Set08 - Sweden
Azeitão - Cinema na Quinta da Bacalhoa - Set08 - Portugal
Mexico City - 1st Ibero-American Congress of Culture - 01-05Out08 -Mexico
Figueira da Foz - Cinema no Forte - Ago08 - Portugal
Évora - Teatro da Trindade - 06Mai08 - Portugal


NOTE OF INTENTIONS


The Colonial War implied a justification of honour for the society of that time. Laurindinha represents one of the reason’s mechanisms. It’s therefore important to visit our memories, our historical legacy in order to extract all the elements that will make today’s society less admissible to the logical justifications of terror.

The popular song Laurindinha shows itself how a popular culture allows to be convinced of the war’s apology.

Let him go…
Oh Laurindinha won’t you come to the window
To see your love, he’s off to war
He’ll come back to you


Here we have the fatalism of destiny and the abandonment of all choices to the hands of God, so engrained in the Portuguese culture.

In accepting a belligerent act, this part of popular belief forgets the tragic consequences of War’s effect on an individual. It eliminates the question of an individual’s right to choose.

If it’s God’s will..

This film intends to show, in the most raw and realistic way the individual tragedies as a consequence of war.

Not wanting to criticize history or the values of a posteriori culture, this film intends to learn with history, hoping that the generations of today assume a more humanist and critical attitude. And that our generations honor the history and don’t fall into the temptation of justifying the unjustifiable.

In the name of history, the spirit of criticism and the courage of individual thinking, we feel the necessity of telling the other side of the story in the song.



CREDITS

Cast
CATARINA LACERDA
FERNANDO DELFIM (aka Saguí)
ARMANDO LADEIRA

Produced by
ANTÓNIO FERREIRA

Directed by
ANTÓNIO FERREIRA

Screenplay
MIGUEL TRIANTAFILLO

Cinematography
PAULO ARES

Costume Design
TATHIANI SACILOTTO

Costume and Wardrobe Department
VERA FRANCISCO

Assistant Director
ILYA SEMIONOFF

Sound
MICHELLE CHAN

Sound Assistant
ANTÓNIO MARCELINO SABENÇA

Production Management
TATHIANI SACILOTTO

Production Assistant
LUÍSA CARDOSO

Local Production Assistant
JOSÉ ALBERTO LADEIRA
AFONSO BARATA

Makeup Department
LORELAY PAÑOS
CARLOS ILÍDIO
MIGUEL ALMEIDA

Art Department
JOSÉ BALTAZAR
FERNANDA TOMÁS

Electrician
CLÁUDIO RIBEIRO

Assistant Camera
HENRIQUE CEPEDA

Electrician Assistant
NUNO PORTUGAL
LUÍS MANUEL

Generator
JAMES PATRICK CARTER-FEA

Editor
ANTÓNIO FERREIRA

Casting
NUNO PORTUGAL

Camera: Second Unit
CLÁUDIO RIBEIRO
TONI FERRINO

Post Production Video
HENRIQUE CEPEDA

Dialogs e Authoring
LUÍSA CARDOSO

Original Music
Luis Pedro Madeira

Accordion, mandolin, banjo, cavaquinho,
guitar, percussions and piano
Luis Pedro Madeira

Clarinet
Jorge Campos

Violin
Manuel Rocha

Voice
Catarina Moura
Musicians at the party

Contrabass
Gonçalo Leonardo

Guitar
João Madeira

Banjo
Alexandre Barros

Clarinet
José Macedo

Mandolim
Rui Macedo


Sponsorships
Câmara Municipal de Castanheira de Pêra, Prazilândia, Praia das Rocas,
CIRUC, Rancho Folclórico do Coentral, Rancho Folclórico da Sapateira.

Thank´s to:
Afonso Barata, Graça Ladeira, Joaquim Barata (Café Neveiros) O Castanheirense, Restaurante “O GIL”, Idálio de Sá Caldeira, Maria Aline Ladeira, O Ribeira de Pêra, António da Cunha Ferreira, Pedro Graça, Isabel Graça, Carlos Clemente, Aldino Simões, Elisa Encarnação, Maria de Lourdes, Maria Conceição, Restaurante Albergaria, Rosa Felipe, Catarina, Isaura Baeta, Angelino Madeira, Maria Serrano (Casa Neveiros), Machado Fernandes, Pastores Jorge e Zulmira, Joaquim Antunes, Marco Antunes, Rui Manuel Couto Castanheira, GEFAC - Grupo de Etnografia e Folclore da Academia de CoimbraFernando Moura, Tenente Costa Cabral, IPJ Coimbra, Manuel Portugal, Capitão Duarte, Major Andrade, Gonçalo Ruben Henriques Pratas, Tino Navarro – MGN.

Filmed integrally in COENTRAL
From 16 to 23 February 2007
Filmed with PANASONIC HVX-200
Contribution of
BAZAR DO VÍDEO

Light and Machinery
SMILING

Camera and Sound
PNG STUDIO

Post Production Audio and Vídeo
PNG STUDIO

With the financial participation of
ICAM – Instituto de Cinema, Audiovisual e Multimédia

Co-Producer
RTP - RÁDIO TELEVISÃO PORTUGUESA


Producer
PERSONA NON GRATA PICTURES



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ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK
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TRAILERS - WEB 18MB
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TRAILER 30''- BROADCAST (105MB)
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TRAILER 1'- BROADCAST (295MB)
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