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Rafa - © Filmes do Tejo


A Short film by João Salaviza

Produced by Les Films de l'Après-Midi

Production year : 2012

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Actors (3)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Les Films de l'Après-Midi

Foreign production company :

Filmes do Tejo


Rafa is thirteen years old. He lives in a small apartment in the south suburb of Lisbon with his mother, his sister and his nephew. On a summer night, Rafa learns that his mother was arrested by the police. On the motorcycle of a friend, he crosses the bridge of April 25th and goes to the police station of the city center to see her and wait for her liberation. The night falls. Rafa ha decided not to return home without his mother.

Photos (3)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

François d'Artemare

Foreign producer :

Maria João Mayer

Sound Recordist :

Olivier Blanc

Editors :

Rodolphe Molla, João Salaviza

Continuity supervisor :

Mariana Gaivão

Costume designer :

Nadia Henriques

Screenwriter :

João Salaviza

Director of Photography :

Vasco Viana

Production manager :

Joana Synek

Sound Editor :

Nuno Carvalho

Production Designer :

Nadia Henriques

Sound Mixer :

Ivan Gariel

Technical details

Short film

Genres :


Sub-genre :

Psychological drama, Portrait

Themes :

Adolescence, Family, Justice

Production language :


Coproducer countries :

France, Portugal

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (France, Portugal)

Production year :


Runtime :

25 min

Visa number :


Visa issue date :


Production formats :

Super 16

Color type :


Aspect ratio :


Audio format :

Dolby SR

Rating restrictions :


Posters (1)


Festival Selections (6)

Cork Film Festival (Corona) - 2012

Cork Film Festival (Corona) (Ireland, 2012)


International Competition

Uppsala International Short Film Festival - 2012

Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden, 2012)


International Competition

Berlin International Film Festival - 2012

Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2012)


Official Competition

Awards (2)