THE LOVEBIRDS intertwines six stories in the course of one night in Lisbon. An artist pursues a girl through the old cobblestone streets bewitched by the resemblance she has to his dead wife; two small-time crooks break into an apartment as they argue about a lover that tries to divide them; an aging director shooting a boxing film struggles with a movie star and a boxer who has too much pride to be knocked out; an alienated taxi driver brutally kills a prostitute but when he picks up a pregnant woman he may unexpectedly find redemption; a pilot’s weekend affair with a fashion designer goes haywire when her overprotective dog exposes certain trivialities in their relationship; an archaeologist refuses to come out of a work pit where his obsessions may be a cover up for something deeper. A mix of lovable off-beat characters dealing with love, friendship, passion, solitude and hope.
83 minutes. 35mm Color/Dolby Digital. Portugal-USA 2007
In English and Portuguese
Michael Imperioli, Ana Padrão, John Ventimiglia, Marcello Urgeghe, Joaquim de Almeida, Drena De Niro, Nick Sandow, John Frey, Rogério Samora, Cleia Almeida, Filipe Vargas, Dmitry Bogomolov and Fernando Lopes.
Directed & Produced by Bruno de Almeida
Screenplay by Bruno de Almeida, John Frey
Directors of Photography André Szankowski, Edmundo Díaz
Production & Costume Designer Zé Branco
Editing Bruno de Almeida, Pedro Ribeiro
Sound Vasco Pedroso, Pedro Melo, Miguel Martins
Production BA Filmes, Arco Films, Egeac with the participation of RTP
Jury's special prize, Director's Week, Fantasporto. Portugal 2008
Best director award, Ourense International Film Festival. Spain 2008
Best screenplay award, Ourense International Film Festival. Spain 2008