“Cuidado” (Careful) is the story of a love on its end. The reality is presented through the eyes of Tiago, an unemployed 40-year-old dealing with addition, who, since he left Inês, has survived surrounded by the clutter that he has accumulated throughout his life. Adapted from the homonymous short story by Raymond Carver, it is a story about the lack of communication and dependence.
This documentary is the result of 15 years of filming by the late Pedro Aguilar. During this period he established a friendship of growing complicity with fisherman António Escaleira. In a somewhat solitary process and with great passion and commitment he documented the fishing arts, the mastering of the tides, the craftsmanship and the everyday life of this man from Azenhas do Mar. An urban gaze over a man of a seafaring town, tells us a story of above all else an improbable friendship.
Deng was born in Hong Kong and lives in Hong Kong.
Aleksandra is Polish and recently moved to Hong Kong.
The coincidence of an online encounter brings them to a hotel room. They have never met before.
They calculate the risks: challenge accepted. They talk for a while, rambling in Polish and Cantonese, and wander through her memories and his desire. In the background, the landscape of Hong Kong metropolis seems to crush Deng.
The purpose of the encounter pushes them to bed. Yet Deng backs down…
The room is now a shelter to the silent vulnerability between two strangers…
"Beatriz married Henrique on the day of her 21st birthday. Henrique, a naval officer, would spend long periods at sea. Ashore, Beatriz, who learned everything from the verticality of plants, took great care of the roots of their six children. The oldest son, Jacinto (Hyacinth), my father, dreamed he could be a bird. One day, suddenly, Beatriz died.
My mom didn’t die suddenly, but she died when I was 17. On that day, me and my father met in the loss of our mothers and our relationship was no longer just that of father and daughter."
— Catarina Vasconcelos
Criação Gráfica / Graphics
Guião / Script
Vozes / Cast
Henrique Vasconcelos, João Pedro Mamede, José Manuel Mendes, Cláudia Varejão, Catarina Vasconcelos
Actores / Cast
Manuel Rosa, Ana Vasconcelos, João Móra, Henrique Vasconcelos, Inês Melo Campos, Catarina Vasconcelos
Argumento e Diálogos / Dialogues and Screenplay
Fotografia / Photography
Música / Music
Montagem / Editing
Francisco Moreira e Catarina Vasconcelos
Produtor (pessoa singular) / Producer
Pedro Fernandes Duarte, Joana Gusmão e Catarina Vasconcelos
Financiamento / Financing
Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Rádio Televisão Portuguesa, Fundação Gulbenkian