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Fado Do Homem Crescido (Fado of a Grown Man)
dir. Pedro Brito
Portugal, 2012, 7 minutes
In Portuguese with English Sub-titles

2nd European Union Short Film Festival
Club SAW, Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Sitting in a tavern, after having lunch with an old friend, a man remembers small stories of a childhood spent in a popular neighbourhood of Lisbon. At the sound of a surreal fado, played by António Zambujo and with original music by João Lucas, several scenes of the past seem to move the man, tormenting him with mixed emotions of grief and joy. Finally, the experience leaves him a bitter taste of no morality at all: it is impossible to grow without sacrificing innocence.