SKIN

PELE

By Fernando VENDRELL

ICA - INSTITUTO DO CINEMA E DO AUDIOVISUAL, IP - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2005


    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Director(s)
    • Fernando VENDRELL
    • Writer(s)
    • Carla BAPTISTA
    • Producer(s)
    • Fernando VENDRELL (DAVID & GOLIAS)
    • Synopsis
    • Olga (Daniela Costa) is a 23 year old with a promising future in front of her. She is incredibly beautiful, the best student at her college and heiress of a big fortune.
      Born of an occasional relationship of Alexandre Vilar with an unknown African woman, Olga is taken care by Adelaide, Alexandre’s ex-wife, who raises her like the daughter she never had.
      Despite having everything to be a happy young woman Olga feels she is different. Her skin is not white, her face is not Caucasian, her body moves at a rhythm too intense. From time to time she is confronted with that disquieting reality but she prefers to ignore the signs.
      When her father returns from Angola - where he was a business man for 20 years - her whole world falls apart. The fact of never having known her mother is like a wound that didn’t heal.
      The ineluctable confrontation with her past awakens her to the search of herself, which leads to a new set: the musical theatre. It is through theatre that Olga will understand that the struggle of emotions and memories is made on the skin surface.
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