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A film by João Canijo

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  • João Canijo


    From 1980, assistant director to Manoel de Oliveira, Wim Wenders, Alain Tanner and Werner Schroeter. His first feature, Tres Menos Eu, was the opening film of the Rotterdam Film Festival in 1988.Thirty years later, he has directed eight films presented at the most important international film festivals - Cannes, Venice, Toronto. His previous film, BLOOD OF MY BLOOD, received the FIPRESCI Award in San Sebastian, and the Grand Jury Prize in Miami, and was widely awarded in over 60 festivals all over the world - Toronto, Busan, Rio, Palm Springs, Torino, Ficunam, AFI FEST Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Hamburg, etc.Several retrospectives were dedicated to his work: Buenos Aires (BAFICI), La Rochelle (France), Galicia (CGAI/Cineuropa) and at the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands) | Voices


A group of 11 women set off from a village in the extreme north of Portugal on pilgrimage to Fatima. They walk 400km over 10 days crossing half of Portugal in a great effort to fulfill their promises.The extreme fatigue and physical limitations of each one lead to moments of rupture that reveal their deeper identities and motivations.Once in Fatima, in the midst of enormous exhaustion, they will have to find her own way to redemption.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 153'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: France / Portugal
  • Original Language(s): Portuguese
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: DCP

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Vera Barreto, Cleia Almeida, Anabela Moreira, Rita Blanco, Márcia Breia, Teresa Madruga, Teresa Tavares
  • Screenplay: João Canijo
  • Cinematographer: Mario Castanheira, Anabela Moreira
  • Sound: Olivier Hespel, Elsa Ferreira, Gérard Rousseau
  • Editor: João Braz

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Midas Filmes, Les Films de l'Après-midi