In 1975, Eduarda and José Rabaça came from Germany to Azambuja, Portugal. They registered intimate stories on sexuality and relationships with foreigners. Re-enacting these stories, the film will delve into the secrets of a rural country, grappling with the ghosts of its sexual liberation.
José Filipe Costa has an undergraduate and master’s degrees in Communication Studies (FSCH-UNL) and a PhD from the Royal College of Art, London. He was a visiting lecturer at Estado do Rio de Janeiro University and lecturer for the DocNomads – Documentary Film Directing Erasmus Mundus joint master’s degree, in Lisbon. He is the author of the book “Power to the cinema!” (2002).
He wrote and directed several short fiction films and feature documentaries, selected to festivals such as Viennale and Cinéma du Réel, and broadcasted on different television channels (RTP, Futura-Brasil and ZDF-Arte).
The documentary feature Linha Vermelha won the award for Best Portuguese Film in Indie Lisboa 2011.