- Duration : Longa-metragem |
- Aspect ratio : Ficção |
- Language : Portuguese |
Tó is a 12-year-old boy who lives with his parents and grandmother on a farm dedicated to farming. He has a quiet life, close to the animals and some of the workers. Tó is a good flute player and plays regularly for the animals. When his father receives a visit from a Portuguese emigrant interested in buying the farm, elements of Tó’s life take on new meanings. Tó feels the effects of desire and finds the melodies of the flute a form of enchantment as he enters maturity.
Alexander David studied Acting at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School. Prior to that, he studied Theatre Studies in Évora. His work has primarily been as an actor in Portuguese film productions, collaborating with directors such as Gabriel Abrantes, João Botelho, Rita Nunes, Miguel Clara Vasconcelos, Márcio Laranjeira, and João Pedro Rodrigues.
Alexander also works as a casting director, having collaborated with Catarina Vasconcelos, Marie Fages, and Aurélie Pernet Oliveira. Additionally, he serves as an assistant director for projects by Tiago Siopa, Kate Saragaço-Gomes, and Ágata de Pinho.
First Age is his debut film as a director, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2023. He just finished his short film Water Hazard (financed by ICA, GDA, ARTE, and CNC). Alexander David’s second feature film, Hand is currently in development. This project was chosen for the Cine-Cerca 2020 Screenwriting Residency and the Francophone Production Meetings in Moulin d’Andé. Additionally, he is working on his short film Prodigal Son, scheduled to be filmed in the summer of 2024.
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