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A caça / The hunt

Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα/Greek Premiere
Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Πορτογαλία/Portugal, 1963, 21 ́ 35mm, α/μ/b&w, Πορτογαλικά/Portuguese


This allegorical short was inspired by a news item about the rescue operation of two boys, who were part of a hunting party and ended up in a marshland. The rescuers, in the film, quarrel with each other and forget why they are there. It’s a sarcastic parable on Portuguese fascism. Indeed, the film was censored as too pessimistic and was allowed to be released with an optimistic ending. After the fall of the junta, prints of the film include both versions of the ending.


Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: Manoel de Oliveira
Σενάριο/Screenplay Manoel de Oliveira
Φωτογραφία/ Cinematography: Manoel de Oliveira
Μοντάζ/Editing: Manoel de Oliveira
Ήχος/Sound: Manoel de Oliveira
Ηθοποιοί/Cast: António Rodrigues Sousa, João Rocha Almeida
Παραγωγός/Producer: Manoel de Oliveira
Προέλευση ταινίας/Film Source: Πορτογαλική Ταινιοθήκη- Μουσείο Κινηματογράφου/ Portuguese Cinematheque-Museum of Cinema


*Screening along with the film “Porto da minha infacia”

* Suitable for English speaking audience


The 10th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.