Short film in competition
Grand Jury Prize - International Short Film
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2019
Milano Film Festival - 2019
Holy Family (Sagrada Família) is dark humor comedy that tells the story of a family of 5 brothers, a single mother and a grandmother who live tight on a small apartment in Benfica.
The mother (Bela), permanently unemployed, has the fantasy to enrich herself. Liliana, 19, is an addict and struggles in school. Zé, 21, works at the grocery store. Artur, 11, speaks little but is still the quietly responsible figure of this family, taking care of his younger twin brothers, Gil and Ricardo. Finally, Dona Laura, is an eccentric old lady obsessed with football.
Everything is complicated on the day that the emblematic Sardoal FC mascot escapes and the club is at risk of losing the championship.
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Direction & Screenplay
Margarida Lucas born in Lisbon, 1983. She moved to London when she was 18 to study Media at UWL. She did an MA in Cinematography at ESCAC, Barcelona.
In 2009 she moved to New York where she currently lives and works as a film editor.
Margarida Lucas, Francisco Moreira