Os vivos tambem choram

by Basil Da Cunha

Fiction | Switzerland | Portugal | 2012 | HDV | 30 min.

italian subtitles by EMM

saturday 20 july
MONSELICE, Complesso Monumentale S. Paolo
Os vivos tambem choram (1)
Os vivos tambem choram (2)
Os vivos tambem choram (3)
Os vivos tambem choram (4)
Os vivos tambem choram (5)
Os vivos tambem choram (6)
Os vivos tambem choram (7)

Ze is a dockworker in Lisbon. He watches enviously the ships he will never board. He dreams of leaving his wife and the slum. He has been saving money in secret to travel to Sweden. But one night he gets home to discover that his wife found his savings and spent them on a new washing machine.


Basil Da Cunha was born on July 19th, 1985. He directed several short self-produced films before becoming a member of Thera Production, the association behind the production of “La loi du Talion” in 2008 and “A côté” in 2009 (nominated for the 2010 Swiss cinema prize and 2010 Best Portuguese film prize, Vila do Conde) . At the end of 2010, he directed nuvem (Sunfish) in Lisbon; the film premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. In 2012, his latest short “Os vivos tambem choram” (The Living Also Cry ) hits the festival circuit. He is currently finishing his Cinema studies at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design in Geneva (HEAD) and is collaborating with Box Productions (Switzerland) and O Som e a Fúria (Portugal) on his next film. Filmography 2012 OS VIVOS TAMBEM CHORAM 2011 NUVEM 2009 À CÔTÉ 2008 LA LOI DU TALION 2007 LE MUR

Basil Da Cunha
Basil Da Cunha
Patrick Tresch
Emilie Morier, Basil Da Cunha, Julien Rouyet
Amadeu Sousa, Vanessa Sousa, Jorge Mata
José Pedro Gomes, Dorin Dragos, Carlos Marques, António Silva Moura, Vitor Cabral
Elena Tatti
Francois Morisset