Small Town

One day, the child Frederico learns from his teacher that bodies are made up of a head, trunk and limbs and that people die when their hearts stop. That night, he canʼt sleep. He wakes his mother up several times throughout the night and complains he has a pain in his chest.

  • Portugal
  • 2016, 19 min
  • Director: Diogo Costa Amarante
  • Director of photography: Diogo Costa Amarante
  • Editor: Diogo Costa Amarante
  • Screenplay: Diogo Costa Amarante
  • Music: F. R. David, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Cast: Mara Costa Amarante, Frederico Costa Amarante Barreto
  • Producer: Miguel Dias, Diogo Costa Amarante

18.1. 18:30 Praha | Světozor - Grand Hall
20.1. 20:30 Praha | Světozor - Small Hall

Diogo Costa Amarante

Diogo Costa Amarante was born in Portugal where he graduated in Law. He started his career with several multi-awarded documentary movies and in 2009 participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus. As Rosas Brancas​ (The White Roses), his first fiction short film, premiered at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in the Official Shorts Competition. In 2016, Diogo finished his Master of Fine Arts at the New York University / Tisch School of the Arts with his thesis short film Cidade Pequena (Small Town) that was awarded wit the Golden Bear at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Currently he is working on the script for his first feature film, Migrar pelas Sombras.