Uma Pedra no Bolso 1988
1h 31min | Drama | 15 June 1989 (Portugal)
Miguel is twelve years old and isn’t doing well at school. As a punishment, he is sent for a few days to stay with his aunt, who runs a boarding house near the sea. Miguel doesn’t like this place because nothing ever happens there. But he soon makes friends with Luisa, the waitress – who teaches him to dance – and with João, a fisherman. The arrival of Doctor Fernando, a new guest, upsets the delicate balance of the small seaside locale. Fernando invites João to dinner. From that moment on, Miguel finds himself involved in a rapidly changing series of event. – Torino Film Festival
Coming of age as mix of boredom and abstract sexual menace. One of the best ways of approaching low-budget film is to find an eloquent space and explore it.
Director: Joaquim Pinto
Writers: Eduarda Chiotte, Joaquim Pinto
Stars: Inês de Medeiros, Isabel de Castro, Bruno Leite