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Wind vane
João Rosas
Thursday 9, 16:00 pm
Cine Amor
• 41 min.


It’s summer in Lisbon and Nicolau is an undecided boy. Among his doubts about the university course to follow and what kind of girl to choose for his girlfriend, Nicolau spends his days trying to figure out who he wants to be when he is older. The problem is that, about to finish secondary school exams, he’s already old, without having things clearer. From indecision to indecision, Nicolau navigates in sight, with the only compass for his possible choices being the girls he falls in love with and with whom he imagines as many possible futures.

Festivals and awards

Beijing International Film Festival, China 2021
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain 2021
Festival Silhouette, France 2021
Festival du Cinema de Brive, France 2021 / Mentions Du Jury
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Festival Internacional de Cine, Spain 2021
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Argentina 2021 / Best Feature-Short Film Award of the International Competition
Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal 2020 /Honourable Mention from the International Federation of Film Societies Jury 2020
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal 2020

João Rosas

Lisbo,1981. He studied Communication and Cinema in Lisbon and Bologna and London Film School with a grant from Gulbenkian Foundation. He is the author of three books (short stories) and the short films My mother is a pianist, Entrecampos and Maria do Mar, having been awarded in Portugal, Spain and Brazil. He had a grant in the Works research project, about representations of work in cinema. Catavento (2020) is his most recent film.


Catavento 2020
Maria do Mar 2015
Entrecampos 2012
A Minha Mãe É Pianista 2005

Production: João Matos, TERRATREME FILMES
Script: João Rosas
Direction: João Rosas
Cinematography: Paulo Menezes
Edition: Luis Miguel Correia
Sound: Paulo Cerveira
Cast: Francisco Melo, Francisca Alarcão, Rita Poças, Simão Márcia, Beatriz Forjaz
Distribution: Agência da Curta Metragem