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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Alma Viva

Cristèle Alves Meira

France, Portugal

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Director's Biography

Trained as an actor, Cristèle Alves Meira began her career as a theatre director. She directed two documentaries—Som & Morabeza (2008) in Cape Verde, and Born in Luanda (2010) in Angola—before tackling short fiction films in Portugal: Sol Branco (2015); Campo de Víboras (2016), which was selected for the Semaine de la Critique at the Festival de Cannes; Invisível Herói (2019) and Tchau-Tchau (2021). She makes her feature-length directorial debut with Alma Viva (2022).

Portuguese, French
Fri 18 / 15h00 / Salle des Ministres
Sat 19 / 16h30 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

As she does every summer, little Salomé returns to her family village nestled in the Portuguese mountains for the holidays. As the vacation begins in a carefree atmosphere, her beloved grandmother suddenly dies. While the adults are tearing each other apart over the funeral, Salomé is haunted by the spirit of the one who was considered a witch.

Director :Cristèle Alves Meira
Producer :Gaëlle Mareschi, Pedro Borges
Screenwriter :Cristèle Alves Meira
Cinematographer :Rui Pocas
Production Designer :Julien Michel
Editor :Pierre Deschamps
Sound : Amaury Arboun
Music :Amine Bouhafa

Lua Michel, Ana Padrao, Jacqueline Corado, Duarte Pina, Catherine Salée

Production Company : Fluxus Films, Midas Filmes
International Sales : Kinology


France, Portugal






Portuguese, French