GABRIEL is an earnest and emotional boxing drama about a young adult trying to find his true identity. Set in the present day and shot in of the toughest neighbourhoods in Lisbon, Olivais, GABRIEL tells the story of a young Cape-Verdean who, after his mother dies, travels to Portugal to find his father, a former boxing champion.
Having escaped a raid of Iraqi soldiers, Moulla, the young Kurd, grew up to become a handsome man. With his nice reputation of Peshmerga, he has everything in his favor - he can take for himself any woman of the tribe, whom tradition obliges to marry within the same ethnicity, with the blessing of the patriarch. But since the massacre, adult men are rare. Religion says he can take a whole harem to himself, but the idea of marrying a woman doesn’t fit peacefully in his nature.
Elsie wakes Löic from a hidden grave in the forest.He does not remember anything, just what they are: vampires. With his memory slowly returning, Elsie fears that the love she feels for Loïc may not be enough to keep him by her side.
Maria’s home has always been the Empire Hotel, in the traditional neighborhoods of Macao.
With her aging father, the burden of keeping the decrepit hotel running stands on her shoulders. She sings Fado in a Casino where gambling and prostitution go hand in hand, but money is scarce and real estate speculators become insistent. That is when Chu arrives, a mysterious young man with an obsessive interest in Maria.
Disillusioned dreams, greed and decadence: a chronicle of Macao today, 20 years after it’s return to China.
Ivo M. Ferreira
Actores / Cast
Margarida Vila-Nova, Rhydian Vaughan, Kam Kwok Leung, Sun Jiajun, Eliz Lao, Cândido Ferreira, Tiago Aldeia
Argumento e Diálogos / Dialogues and Screenplay
Ivo M. Ferreira, Edgar Medina
Fotografia / Photography
Música / Music
Montagem / Editing
Sandro Aguilar Som/Sound Tiago Matos
Produtor (pessoa singular) / Producer
Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, Pedro Cardeira, Ivo M. Ferreira, Susana Gomes, Edgar Medina
Coprodução / Coproduction
O Som e a Fúria, Inner Harbour, KNM, Shortcuts International, Titan Films International
Financiamento / Financing
ICA, Instituto Cultural do Governo da RAEM, Fundo das Indústrias Culturais do Governo da RAEM, RTP