With ANNA RUSSELL-MARTIN
Written and directed by LAURA CARREIRA
Produced by MAEVE MCMAHON & MHAIRI VALENTINE
Director of Photography KARL KÜRTEN
Editor FLORIAN NONNENMACHER
Costume Design KIRSTY HALLIDAY & STUART TRUESDALE
Production Designer KARA RAMSAY
Sound Design JOHN COBBAN
Sound Recordist DAVID MCKEITCH
Distribution and Sales PORTUGAL FILM AGENCY
Commissioned as part of the SFTN New Shorts 2019/2020 programme.
Supported by Screen Scotland and BFI with National Lottery funding.
Winner of the Venice Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2020
Winner of the New Talent Award in the National Competition at IndieLisboa 2021
Nominated for Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film - 77th Venice Film Festival
Nominated for British/Irish Short Film the London Critics' Circle Awards 2020
Nominated for Best British Short Film at the London Short Film Festival 2021
77th Venice International Film Festival 2020 - WORLD PREMIERE
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2020
Zagreb Film Festival 2020
Tofifest International Film Festival 2020
Leeds Film Festival 2020
Destiny City Film Festival 2020
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2021 - Short Film Market Label picks
London Short Film Festival 2021
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021
Filmfest Dresden International Film Festival 2021
Kortfilmfestivalen 2021 - The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2021
THIS IS SHORT Online Showcase 2021
Riga International Short Film Festival 2021
Tampere Film Festival 2021
Krakow Film Festival 2021
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg 2021
ShorTS International Film Festival, Trieste 2021
European Film Festival Palić 2021
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2021 (HRAFF), Australia
Helsinki International Film Festival 2021
Tirana International Film Festival 2021
IndieLisboa International Film Festival 2021
"A micronarrativa, com os seus tempos, desagua numa experiência ampla, avassaladora: a partir do mundo tal como o conhecemos hoje, lembramo-nos do mundo que conhecemos antes."
"It’s the Portuguese filmmaker’s second film to find a deeply human way to relate the larger struggle of a society that dealing with ever-increasing wealth inequity and the lack of a proper safety net inside just one person’s story."
"What starts as a simple walk to the supermarket ends in a heartbreaking contemporary tale of human, work-related drama. Carreira doesn’t show anything we don’t know, but the way she does it stays in one’s memory."
An agency worker is forced to make her ultimate sacrifice after her shift is cancelled unexpectedly.