Basil da Cunha
'2720', by Basil da Cunha - curated and co-produced by the Batalha Centro de Cinema, as part of the retrospective dedicated to the Portuguese-Swiss director - won the Best European Film Award this Saturday at the Clermont-Ferrand film festival (France), one of the most important dedicated to short films. Following this award, the film will be a candidate for the nominees of the 37th edition of the European Film Awards.
The story follows seven-year-old Camila, who sets off in search of her missing brother after a police raid, and Jysone, who, released after serving a prison sentence, walks around the neighbourhood looking for a lift to work.
The Portuguese-Swiss co-production is set in Lisbon's Bairro da Reboleira neighbourhood, and the cast is made up of locals.
The film is part of the catalogue of works distributed by the Portuguese Short Film Agency and has won awards at festivals such as Oberhausen (FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award), Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Best Swiss Film) and Curtas Vila do Conde (Best Portuguese Director Award and Audience Award).