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Little Portugal

Victor Quintanilha

Bocaolho Filmes

Portugal Pequeno is a film, in essence, about the passage to adulthood. A story about a young man who works as a fisherman with his father and dreams of being a famous Brazilian funk singer. Through the routine of this character, several layers are subtly revealed, composing a series of elements that surround and influence the character in this important moment of his life.

Victor Quintanilha has a degree in Cinema from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (2011); during college he has written and directed short films as “El Sonido del Silencio”, 3º place as best documentary at the Curta Criativo 2011 and “Condição”, Première Brasil Festival do Rio (2012). He specialized in Sound at Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV - EICTV (2015), where he worked as a sound designer for the short film “Iceberg”, which debuted at the International Documentary Filmfestival in Amsterdam (2015) and won the award for best short film at the Fribourg International Film Festival (2016). He has also worked at other short films that were awarded at international film festivals. Since 2015, he has worked as a sound editor in 32 feature films, such as the awarded “Aos Teus Olhos”, directed by Carolina Jabor; Fellipe Barbosa’s “Gabriel e a Montanha”; and “Bacurau”, directed by Kléber Mendonça Filho, as well as other documentaries and TV series. Currently he is working on his upcoming short film.