VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Xavier

V' 12

Xavier

Manuel Mozos
P, 1991, 2002
96min, OmeU

© Viennale

Xavier

Manuel Mozos
P, 1991, 2002
, 96min, OmeU

Actors: 
Pedro Hestnes
Xavier
Cristina Carvalhal
Rosa
Sandra Faleiro
Luísa
José Meireles
Hipólito
Canto e Castro
Alves
Isabel de Castro
Irmã Luz
Isabel Ruth
Laura
Screenplay: 
Manuel Mozos
Jorge Silva Melo
Manuela Viegas
Sound: 
Vasco Pimentel
Camera: 
José António Loureiro
Editor: 
Nuno Carvalho
Pedro Marques
Manuel Mozos
Composer: 
Mariana Ricardo
Decoration: 
Jeanne Waltz
Manuel Lobão
Costume: 
Manuela Viegas
Matilde Matos

Production: 
Suma Filmes
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Xavier returns to Lisbon after his compulsory military service and tries to give his life some meaning: he visits his old orphanage, meets some of his old friends. Above all, he sees his godfather Alves, who had taken him in when he was a rebellious adolescent, and who now tells him where he can find his mother. Xavier does everything possible to better his life, but there seem to be forces moving against him that he can’t stop. “When we filmed XAVIER in 1991 I had no idea that it would be so many years before the film was finished and ready to be screened. Of course it isn’t the film I imagined it would be, nor is it the film I had in mind back in 1991; but it’s my film, and I’m very proud of it. And for this I’m indebted to those other people who also believed that the film, one day, would see the light.” (Manuel Mozos)

In the presence of Manuel Mozos and Miguel Gomes (curator).