Maria da Luz is almost blind. She's been waiting for cataract surgery for 3 years. AntÃ³nio, an old fisherman, takes care of her, hiding the secret of an old love. Miguel, a mysterious boy, wanders through the city, watching daily for Maria's house. LuÃs, the mayor, seeks to solve the problem of hundreds of people with cataracts in the Municipality. Ana, Maria's daughter visits her mother. Despite their misfortune, they seek to redeem themselves under the eyes of AntÃ³nio and Miguel. Maria da Luz is not alone.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Born in 1966. Studies at the Film School in Lisbon between 1989/92.
In 1998, I made the first short film, "Golpe de Asa/â€œFlying Awayâ€, which arrived in Locarno, Clermont-Ferrand and Vila do Conde.I continue to experiment with short films until 2002 and in 2007, i directed the first documentary, "O Larâ€/â€œEndgameâ€, a project that comes from the time of the Film School.
Was shown in Paris at the Pompidou Center (CinÃ©ma du RÃ©el) and traveled through some international festivals. After another documentary project with veterans of war, I produced and directed "Partoâ€/â€œDeliveryâ€, following the logic of the characters who play their own role.
Continued the following year with "Gestoâ€/â€œSignâ€ a film about a deaf young man who aspires to be a filmmaker. The most recent film, â€œOs Olhos de AndrÃ©â€/â€œThe Eyes of AndrÃ©â€, premieres at IndieLisboa, with 3 awards, including best film in the national competition, traveling in other places: QuÃ©bec, Hong Kong, GijÃ³n, London and Paris.