Portugal / France / Poland
88 MIN

Thirteen-year-old André lives isolated with his father in the dry region of Alentejo, helping with his water well drilling business instead of going to school. When his father suddenly disappears, André must turn to the only neighbour in miles, a young mother named Sandra, as the only chance of finding him.

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola
Director: Simão Cayatte
Script: Simão Cayatte
Director of Photography: Bartosz Swiniarski
Production designer: Nádia Santos Henriques
Music by: Wojtek Urbánski
Sound: Gernot Fuhrmann, Matthieu Deniau
Edit: Teresa Font
Cast: Rúben Simões, Joana Santos
Production: Ukbar Films

Simão Cayatte
Simão Cayatte was born in Lisbon in 1984. He studied theater at Goldsmiths University London and film at Columbia University in New York. As an actor he has worked with directors such as Werner Schroeter, Stan Douglas, Cristele Alves-Meira and Ivo Ferreira. He has written and directed several short films including The Trip (Festival de Cannes, Cinéfondation 2011) Miami (MotelX best short 2015) and Young Lady (Portuguese Academy Award for best short film 2017).

He recently co-produced the Richard Stanley feature Color Out of Space and directed the TV Series Vanda, produced by SPi, La Panda and Legendary Pictures, which premiered at the Berlinale Series Market in 2022. He also teaches screenwriting through various lab programmes across Europe. Vadio, his first feature film, is produced by Ukbar and co-produced by Good Fortune (France) and Krakow Film Klaster (Poland).

The Blind Voyeur (2007, short), Out of the Blue (2008, short), Love Is in the Air (2009, short), A Viagem (2011, short), Miami (2014, short), Menina (2016, short), Vanda (2022, TV), Drifter (2022)