30.09. - 09.10.2021

Blood of my Blood Portugal 2011 | 140 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

João Canijo

João Canijo (*1957) is one of Portugal’s best-known directors. He was AD to among others Wim Wenders, Alain Tanner and Werner Schroeter. Blood of my Blood has won the FIPRESCI prize at the San Sebastian festival.

rated for 0 + years
Márcia is a single mother who wants her children to have a better life than she did. She shares a flat with her sister in a rundown part of Lisbon. The two women keep the family together, which is anything but easy. Márcia’s son is in trouble after a drug deal went wrong and her daughter has fallen for an older married man. When Márcia finds out his identity, she moves heaven and earth to try and end the relationship. Blood of My Blood is a riveting social drama with great performances.

Original title: Sangue do meu Sangue
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Portuguese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: João Canijo
Screenplay: João Canijo
Cast: Rita Blanco, Anabela Moreira, Cleia Almeida, Rafael Morais, Marcello Urgeghe, Nuno Lopes, Beatriz Batarda, Fernando Luis, Teresa Madruga, Teresa Tavares
Producer: Pedro Borges
Director of Photography: Mário Castanheira
Production Design: José Pedro Penha Lopes
Editor: João Braz
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Abril Films
Production: Midas Filmes, FiGa Films


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