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SYNOPSIS

Inspired by the Nobel Prize winner Saramago,
Embargo tells the story of Nuno, a man who works in a sandwich stand, but who is also the man who invented a machine which promises to revolutionize the shoe industry.
In a time of a petrol embargo, Nuno finds himself in a sinister situation. Blinded by the promise of success and his obsession with achieving his goals in life, he tries desperately to sell his machine.
He is mysteriously trapped in his own car and misses the once in a lifetime opportunity to finally present this invention to the world and his life is suddenly embargoed…
Embargo encloses the same kind of dark comedy you can find in the Cohen brother’s films.
The type of subtle yet powerfull humour that will reach out to everyone.
The film is based on a short story with the same title by the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature - José Saramago - the author of Blimunda and Blindness. António Ferreira has created a portuguese film that is warm, comical and so comfortably peculiar.

Director: António Ferreira
Production: PERSONA NON GRATA PICTURES
Co-Production: Vaca Films (Espanha), Diler e Associados (Brasil), Sofá Filmes (Portugal)
Producers: Tathiani Sacilotto and António Ferreira
Associate Producers: Borja Pena, Emma Lustres, Diler Trindade.
Cast: Filipe Costa, Cláudia Carvalho, Pedro Diogo, Fernando Taborda, José Raposo, Eloy Monteiro
Script: Tiago Sousa, adapted from the homonymous short-story by José Saramago
Director of Photography : Paulo Castilho
Executive Producer : Tathiani Sacilotto
Financing: ICA, IBERMEDIA and Ministry of Culture

CPB N. 11013658
M/12
83 min - Portugal/Spain/Brazil 2010



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ALBUM EMBARGO




ANTÓNIO FERREIRA

antonio ferreira


António Ferreira, born in 1970, started working as a computer programmer, a profession that he would later abandon when he left to Paris in 1991. In 1994 he started studying at the Lisbon Film University (ESTC). In 1996 he enters the Berlin Film Academy (dffb) where he studied for another two years. In 2000, António Ferreira was selected at the Cannes Film Festival with the short film "RESPIRAR (debaixo d’água)/Breathing (under water)”, winning several international prizes. One year later, he shot his first feature film "Esquece tudo o que te disse/Forget everything I've told you" which became one of the most seen films in Portugal that year. In 2007, shoots the short film “Deus Não Quis/It Wasn’t God’s Will” with which won several international film awards. In 2010, António Ferreira releases his second feature "Embargo", an adaptation from the Nobel prize winner - José Saramago. In 2011 staged its first play "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant" from R.W. Fassbinder, for the Portuguese National Theatre D. Maria II. In 2012 directs the film "Posfácio nas confecções Canhão/Posfácio At The Clothing Factory" commissioned by Guimarães European Capital of Culture.


Filmography

POSFÁCIO NAS CONFECÇÕES CANHÃO (POSFÁCIO AT THE CLOTHING FACTORY)

30 min, DIG, Portugal 2012

EMBARGO
80 min, DIG, Portugal/Spain/Brazil 2010

DEUS NÃO QUIS
(IT WASN’T GOD’S WILL)
15 min, 35mm, Portugal 2007

HUMANOS – A VIDA EM VARIAÇÕES
(HUMANS – VARIATIONS OF LIFE)
34 min, DIG, documentary, Portugal 2006

ESQUECE TUDO O QUE TE DISSE
(Forget Everything That I’ve Told You)
108 min, 35mm, Portugal/France 2002

RESPIRAR DEBAIXO D‘ÁGUA
(Breathing under water)
45 min, 35mm, Portugal/Germany 2000

„WC“

4 min, 35mm, Germany 1998

„Gel Fatal“

8 min, 16mm, Portugal 1996

 






FESTIVALS


Fantasporto 2010 (Portugal)
- Honorable Mention of International Jury -

Montreal World Film Festival 2010 (Canada)
- official selection-

Festival do Rio 2010 (Brazil)
- official selection-

Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden)
- official selection-

15 Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense (Spain)
- official selection-

Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (Spain)
- official selection-

34ª Mostra Internacional de Cinema em São Paulo (Brazil)
- official selection-

Festival de Cine Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Margarita 2010 (Venezuela)
- official selection-

Mostra de Cinema Ibero-Americano - Las Palmas 2010 (Spain)
- exhibition-

17th Annual Austin Film Festival 2010 (USA)
- official selection-

XVII CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS 2010 (Portugal)
- Best Adapted Screenplay -

Cimameriche Film Festival 2010 (Italy)
- official selection -

Festival "Les Reflets" 2011 (France)
- official selection -

Chicago Latino Film Festival (USA)
- official selection -

10th Santa Cruz Film Festival (California - USA)
- official selection -

6th Incontri Cinematografici di Stresa (Italy)
- official selection -

VII Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantástico de Porto Alegre 2011 (Brazil)
- official selection -

Festival de Cinema de Pantalla Pinamar 2012 (Argentina)
- official selection -

Festibérico - Festival de Cinema Poruguês e Espanhol 2012 (Holland)
- official selection -

Festival de Cinema Ibero-Americano de Boston 2012 (EUA)
- official selection -

Festival Cinecultura 2013 (Timisoara, Romania)
- official selection -

Toronto International Portuguese Film Festival 2013 (Toronto, Canada)
- official selection -


OTHER SCREENINGS

02/11/2010 - Olhão - Cineclube Olhão - Portugal
11/11/2010 - Sines - Centro de Artes de Sines - Portugal
21/11/2010 - Avanca - Cineclube de Avanca - Portugal
25/11/2010 - Tavira - Cineclube de Tavira - Portugal
30/11/2010 - Coimbra - Fila K Cineclube (Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha) - Portugal
03/12/2010 - Faro - Cineclube de Faro - Portugal
29/12/2010 - Abrantes - Cineclube Espalhafitas de Abrantes - Portugal
30/12/2010 - Guimarães - Cineclube de Guimarães - Portugal
03/01/2011 - Caldas da Rainha - Centro Cultural de Congressos das Caldas da Rainha - Portugal
May/June 2011 - Ciclo de Cinema Europeu - Buenos Aires, 
San Miguel de Tucumán,  Córdoba,  Bahía Blanca,  Salta, Rosário, Mendoza - Argentina

April 27 th - May 25 th and June 2011 - Festival Eurocine 2011 - Colombia and Ecuador
5 - 26 May 2011 - 15ª edição do Festival de Cinema Europeu na Romania - Bucareste, 
Brasov, Iasi,  Targu-Mures,  Timisoara - Romania

1 - 6 June 2011 - Incontri Cinematografici di Stresa (ICS)- Stresa - Italy
14 - 30 June 2011 - Festival de Cinema Europeu - EUROSCÒPIO - Caracas - Venezuela
3 - 9 June 2011 - II Mostra de Cinema Português Contemporâneo - Caracas - Venezuela
August - December 2011 - Mostra de Cinema Ibero-Americano do Chile - Chile
26 October - 18 November 2011 - Festival de Cinema Europeu - Lima - Peru
CANAIS TV CINE - May 2011 - TV Channel
August 2011 - 1ª Encontro de Escritores Lusófonos - Portugal
November 2011 - Jornada de Cinema em Tunes - Tunísia
15-20 April 2011 - Ciclo de Cinema Português 2012 - Rabat, Marrocos
14 - 30 June 2012 - EUROSCÒPIO 2012 - Caracas - Venezuela
June 2012 - Fundação Rei Afonso Henriques - Portugal and Espanha
7 November - 5 December 2012 - IX Festival de Cinema Europeu - Euroscópio - Venezuela
March 2013 - 15ª Semana do Cinema Lusófono - Nice, France
April/May 2013 - Cinemateca Colombiana - Bogotá, Colomby
June 2013 - Feira do Livro - Praça Leya - Lisboa, Portugal
July 2013 - Festival de Cinema Português- India
October 2013 - 1ª Mostra de Cinema Português no Líbano - Beirut, Lebanon
November 2013
- 2ª Mostra de Cinema Português no Líbano - Nicosia, Cyprus
Outubro 2013 - IV Mostra de Cinema Português Contemporâneo - Caracas, Venezuela
Maio 2013
- Cinemateca Colombiana - Bogotá, Columbia
Janeiro 2014 - 20 Anos de Cinema Português- Coimbra, Portugal
Abril 2014 - Mostra de Cinema Português- Universidade Católica do Chile, Chile
September 2016 - Festival de Cinema Português em Sófia -Bulgaria
Dezembro 2016
- "Fusões no Cinema" - Coimbra, Portugal






CREDITS

Cast
Filipe Costa (Nuno)
Cláudia Carvalho (Margarida)
Pedro Diogo (Sérgio)
Fernando Taborda (Sr. Alves)
José Raposo (Boss)
Eloy Monteiro (Dr. Vítor)
Miguel Pinto Lopes (Dr. Raúl)
Cunha Ferreira (Eng. Óscar)
Laura Matos (Sara)
Miguel Lança (Young of Reunion)
Nuno Ávila (Secretary of Reunion)
Nuno Carvalho (Gas Station)
João Castro Gomes (Driver “Frutaria Sónia”)
João Caetano (kid 1) André Simões (kid 2)
Marcos Freitas (kid 3)
Sílvio Carvalho (proprietor roulotte- the maimed)
Sandor Garcia (Teacher Tap Dance)
Ricardo Antunes Martins (Broadcaster)
Miguel Franco (Young ATM)
Alberto Calçarão (Client of roulotte)
José Ricardo Nóbrega (Client of roulotte)
José Adelino de Carvalho (Man watering)
Fernando Toscano Melo (Continuous School)

Directed by
António Ferreira

Written by
Tiago Sousa

Adapted from homonymous by
José Saramago

Produced by
António Ferreira
Tathiani Sacilotto

Associate Producer
Borja Pena
Emma Lustres
Diler Trindade

Co-Produced
Persona Non Grata Pictures (PT)
Vaca Films (ES)
Diler & Associados (BR) Sofá Filmes (PT)
RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Executive Producer
Tathiani Sacilotto

Cinematography by
Paulo Castilho

Original Music by
Luís Pedro Madeira

Art Direction by
Luísa Correia

Costume Design
Tathiani Sacilotto

Film Editing by
Tiago Sousa
António Ferreira

Sound Recordist
Simão Lopes

Makeup Artist
Andreia Moreira (Make it up)

Hair Stylist
Carlos Gago (Ilídio Design)

Production Manager
Inês Prazeres

Assistant Production
Teresa Magalhães
Mirella Carvalho
Carina Esteves

Production Secretary
Isabel Gouvea
Diana Vaz

First Assistant Director
Tiago Sousa

Continuity
Sandra Castiço

Co–Writer
Glória Ferreira

Camera Operator “A”
António Ferreira

Camera Operator “B”
Paulo Castilho

Focus Puller
Nuno Portugal

Vídeo-Assist
Lee Fuzeta

Wardrobe Assitant
Bárbara Queirós

Boom Operator
Miguel “Madeira” Franco

Chief Lighting Technician
Daniel Baptista

Assistant Lighting Technician
João Diogo Ferreira
Miguel “Madeira” Franco

Dolly Operator
Lee Fuzeta

Generator
Patrick Carter-Fea
Patrick Warren Zarzuelo

Generator
Poetry In Motion
www.pimpmusic.org

Catering
Sal e Açúcar
Ida e Volta

Conception, Production and Edition of scenarios and Props
Luísa Correia
Pedro Martins
(Atelier da Fábrica)

Assistants Scenography
Miguel Mathias
Joana Pocinho
Rita Silva

Carpentry
Jorge Guimarães
(Carver Styles, Furniture and Finishes, Lda)

Backlit Display Roulotte
Artur Mateus

Scenarios Transport
Cláudio Oliveira
Rui Egas
Rosete Construções
Making-of
Leandro Silva

Trailers & Teasers
Tiago Sousa
António Ferreira
Leandro Silva

Dvd authoring
Simão Lopes

Design graphic
Nuno César
João Diogo (Blend.pt)

Web Site
Daniela Bento

POST-PRODUCTION SOUND
Sound Studio
Cinemar Films S.L. (Espanha)

Foley Mixer and Sound Editor
Carlos Garcia

Sound re-recording Mixer
Diego S. Staub
Foley Artist
Miguel Barbosa

POST-PRODUCTION IMAGE
Visual Effects Coordinator
Rodrigo Lacerda

Visual Effects
Simão Lopes
Initial Generic
Leandro Silva
Simão Lopes

Image Lab
Tobis S.A. (Portugal)

Colorist
Gonçalo Ferreira

Telerecording
Sérgio Aragão

Grading
Lee Fuzeta

English Translator
Catherine Agnes Thomati
Miguel Franco

French Translator
Giselle Unti
Ilya Semionoff

Spanish Translator
Marta López Ramos

Spoting
Miguel Franco
Nuno Portugal
Lee Fuzeta
Simão Lopes

Production Accountant
Luís Gonçalves
Dulce Gonçalves
Cláudia Meireles

Insurance
Maria Alice Pedro

Literary Rights
Nicolle Witt
Literarische Agentur Mertin

MUSICIANS
Production, Music and Arrangements by
Luís Pedro Madeira

Luís Pedro Madeira
Piano, viola, guitar, slide steel guitar, bass, organ, synthesizers, banjo

Daniel Tapadinhas
Trumpet

Manuel Rocha
Violin

Teresa Nogueira
Cello

Filipa Bandeira
Viola

João Ventura
Viola

Jorge Campos
Clarinet / Bass Clarinet

Luís Formiga
Battery and Percussion

CHORUS
Nélia Gonçalves
Alto II

Isilda Margarida
Alto I

Eva Braga Simões
Soprano

Luís Toscano
Tenor

João Barros
Bass

“O Sultão de Zanzibar”
Music by Luís Pedro Madeira
Lyrics by João Paulo Simões
Interpreted by J.P. Simões

“A Tentação”
Music and Lyrics by João Coração
© Florcaveira - 2009

“Oh Baby”
Music by Pedro Saraiva
Lyrics by Bruno Azevedo and Rodrigo Freitas
Interpreted by Ana Bloom
© Sociedade Lusa de Espectáculos - 2010

"Love is a Poker"
Music and Lyrics by Madame Godard
© Luxrecords 2009

"Red Rainbows"
Lyrics by António Olaio
Music by António Olaio and João Taborda
© Luxrecords 2007

“Sputniks – Thema”
Music by Die Sputniks
© Bushfunk Produktion

"Tu Piangi o Fillo Mia"
Carlo Gesualdo - Libro VI

Original Sountrack available in CD for LuxRecords
www.subotnick.com.pt

TEAM SPAIN
Co-production
Vaca Films

Co-Producer
Borja Pena
Emma Lustres

Development
Cristina Morales
Fátima Dapena

Administration
Ana Fernandez

Accountant
Rocío Freire

Production Cinemar
Cristina Martins
Diana Gonçalves

TEAM BRAZIL
Co-Production
Diler & Associados Ltda

Co-Producer
Diler Trindade

Development Project
Luana de Almeida

Production Manager
Patrícia Novais

Production Secretary
Magali Domingues

Coordination Production
Thiego Balteiro

Production Trainee
Thiago Filardes
Bruno Siqueira

Assistent General Services
Marcela Marques

Accountant
Jorge Luiz Lamenza

Equipment Camera and Sound
SOFÁ FILMES

Equipment light and machinery
SMILING – GROUP NEW IMAGE

Post-Production Video
SOFÁ FILMES

Image Lab
TOBIS S.A. (Portugal)

Sound Studio
CINEMAR FILMS, S.L. (Spain)

Mastering Music Studio
GANHO DO SOM (Portugal)

Special thanks, orded alphabeticaly
A Boy Named Sue, Alfredo Reis, Ana Correia de Barros, Ana Pais, Andrea Morgenstern, António Reis, Santos, Sr. Aristides, Armando Agostinho, Artur Caetano, Bombeiros Voluntários da Figueira da Foz, Bruno Dias, Sr. Carlos da Roulotte, Catarina Crisóstomo, Cátia Martha, Sr. Cunha Ferreira, Cláudio Oliveira (Kilas), Coimpack, Diego Sacilotto, Dinis Lopes, Dona Esmeralda Crisóstomo, Sr. Fernando Campos, Dra. Filomena Simões, Francisco Moreira, Frederico Marques Ferreira, Funcionários da ARCA /EUAC, Funcionários das Cantinas da UC, Helena Alves , Hugo Natal da Luz, Ilya Semionoff, Isabel Ferreira, Isabel Gouvea, Isabel Santiago, João Machado, João Mendes Ribeiro, João Paulo Freitas, Jorge Pelicano e Rosa, Arq. José Bandeirinha, Dr. José Manuel Gonçalves, José Martins, Dr. José Penetra, Leonor Gonçalves, Luísa Carvalho Simões, Luísa Correia, Luísa Lopes, Luísa Prazeres, Dr. Manuel Correia de Oliveira, Manuel Sousa Costa, Maria da Assunção Campos, Maria Glória Silva Santos, Maria Luísa Gomes Ferreira, Engª. Matilde, Sr. Medina, Dr. Melo, Miguel Lopes, Miguel Ribeiro, Miguel Rosa, Moradores da Rua das Parreiras, Moradores do Bairro da PSP, Sr. Mota (Oficina) Nair Pina, Nuno Padilha, Sr. Orlando, Patrícia Sá, Paula Neves, Paulo Bandeira, Paulo Campos, Dr. Pedro Marques, Psicológico, Dra. Regina Ferreira, Ricardo Traguêdo, Rodrigo Areias, Rodrigo Lacerda, Eng. Rosmaninho, Salsa, Sabor y Son, Sara Alves (Shmoo), Sara Oliveira, Sofia Reis, Son Latino, Susana Sameiro, Suzi Oliveira, Tasquinha T’Irene (Sr. Paulo and T’Irene), Tecidos de Coimbra, Zé Arqueólogo, And all figurants that participated in film.

Special Thanks
Pedro Ricardo Santos
Vital Valentim da Silva
Fernando Silva
José Saramago and Pilar del Rio
Vera Francisco and Rosário Belmar (Group New Image)

César Silva and team of Reverse Engineering
the true inventors of scanner feet
with 40.000 resoluction points.
www.reverse.com.pt

Production Support
Agrupamento de Escolas Martim de Freitas
Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
Casanova, Decoração de Interiores
Clube do Mar de Coimbra
D.R.A.P.C. – Secção de Florestas
Escola da Noite
IRTEL, Instalações de Rádio, Televisão e Electricidade lda.
Miyuki Concept Store
PT Comunicações
Reis, Martins e Freire, Lda.
REMAR of Coimbra
Sal e Açúcar
S.A.S.U.C.
SCRAPLUSO
Sociedade Cerâmica Antiga de Coimbra
Teatrão
União Clube Eirense

Sponsorships
Turismo de Coimbra E.M
Grupo Nova Imagem
Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas Alves Bandeira e Filhos, Lda.
Dan Cake
Segafredo
S.M.T.U.C.
Restaurante “Ida e Volta”
Pro-Reitoria da Cultura da U.C.

Financial Support
ICA – Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual
Programa Ibermedia

Produced by
PERSONA NON GRATA PICTURES

in Co-Production with
VACA FILMS (Spain)
DILER & ASSOCIADOS (Brazil)
SOFÁ FILMES (Portugal)
RTP - RÁDIO E TELEVISÃO DE PORTUGAL

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