Portugal / USA
Producers: Elisa Lleras, Simão Cayatte
Director: Simão Cayatte
Script: Simão Cayatte
Director of Photography: Carlos Nogueira de Melo
Music: Agatha Kasprzyck
Sound: Carlos Mota Main
Editors: Simão Cayatte, Cármen Jimenez
Cast: Margarida Carpinteiro, Orlando Costa
António decides to break free of his mundane existence and bets all his money so he can rent a convertible and take Maria on a dream vacation to a beautiful house. They set off on the journey, but it seems that António forgot the map. The couple gets lost. Now António must choose: do they go back, or do they move forward, towards the unknown?
Coming from a Portuguese and Finnish background Simão has lived and worked as an actor/director in Lisbon, London and Luxembourg. After completing his BA in Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths University, London in 2006, he took part in a Performance Art Workshop at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. As an actor he has worked with directors such as Werner Schroeter and Roberto Faenza. In 2007, his short film The Blind Voyeur was awarded the Jury Prize by Werner Herzog in the Filmaka FF Competition. Simão is currently enrolled in the Film MFA program at Columbia University, New York and is a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Fellow. In New York, he has worked at Protozoa Pictures, Darren Aronofsky’s production company. His film The Trip had its international premiere at the Cinéfondation Shorts Section of the 2011 Cannes IFF.
Oriana (2007), The Blind Voyeur (2007), Bleecker Playground (2008), Love is in the Air (2008), Out of the Blue (2008), The Perfect Man (2008), The Trip (2011).