Estonian premiere

Amelia's Children

Local title
Amelia lapsed
Director
Gabriel Abrantes
Country
Portugal
Year
2023
Festival
27th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Midnight Shivers
Genre
supernatural, horror
Subject
familial relationships, child-parent relationships, isolation

When Edward’s search for his birth family takes him and his girlfriend Ryley to a magnificent villa high in the mountains of northern Portugal, he is excited to meet his long-lost mum and twin brother. Finally, he’ll be able to find out who he is and where he comes from. But nothing is as it seems, and Edward soon discovers that he is bound to them by a monstrous secret. First foray into horror by one of the surest assets of Portuguese cinema.

After the visual delirium of “Diamantino” that won him the Critics’ Week prize at Cannes, Gabriel Abrantes surprises with a more classic horror film around the mystery of family origins, but also following the Portuguese canon of country vs. city. Carloto Cotta in a double performance, Alba Baptista and Anabela Moreira in very challenging roles.

Director
Gabriel Abrantes
Screenwriter
Gabriel Abrantes
Cast
Alba Baptista, Carloto Cotta, Sónia Balacó, Anabela Moreira, Rita Blanco, Brigette Lundy-Paine
Producer
Gabriel Abrantes, Margarida Lucas
DoP
Vasco Viana
Editor
Margarida Lucas
World sales
Goodfellas
Runtime
Language
English, Portuguese
Director
Gabriel Abrantes

Gabriel Abrantes (1984)

Filmography:
Palácios de Pena (Palaces of Pity, 2011, co-dir), Diamantino (2018, co-dir), Amelia's Children (2023)

Screenings

8th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening040802 / Amelia lapsed
Screening duration
7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening090705 / Amelia lapsed
Screening duration
Saal Kino Sõprus
Screening123102 / Amelia lapsed
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