Jorge is a lonely writer of popular fiction. At night, he looks through lighted up windows at people in their homes and thinks, yes, they are happy. One day, chance, he thinks, takes him to the house where Laura lives with her son André, and through the big windows, Jorge discovers the picture of a perfect life. But perfect lives are only perfect when you view them from the outside. If you look closely, nothing is as it seems: Laura’s previous husband disappeared mysteriously and strange phone calls disturb the serene Laura. This doesn’t scare Jorge. He wants to protect her. He invents the perfect man for Laura, a man for her to love and in that way enters that wonderful world that he thinks he knows.
Catarina Ruivo (b. Coimbra, 1971), Portuguese director.
Catarina Ruivo studied at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon, specializing her studies in cinematography editing.
Later she directed and edited the short film Uma Cerveja no Inverno which premiered at the (Short-film Festival of Vila do Conde) in 1998, and screened at the (Oberhausen Festival), among others.
Her first feature film, André Valente, was released in Portugal, France and Spain after being presented in many festivals, such as the (Locarno Film Festival) in 2004 where it won the D. Quixote award, offered by the International Federation of Film Societies; the Gwangju Film Festival, (South Korea), winning the Critic Award and the Young Cinema Jury Award; Belfort Film Festival; Angers Film Festival; Infinity Film Festival, (Turin) winning the Albacinema Award for Best Director and the Signis Award for Best Film.
Her latest feature film is From Now On (Daqui P’ra Frente), starring… read more