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Nicolau premières in Portugal

7 July 2011
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The first feature film by director João Nicolau - THE SWORD AND THE ROSE - is now in exhibition at Portuguese theatres, after the world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

Nicolau is one of the young certainties of the Portuguese cinema after the success of his short films, both premiering in Curtas Vila do Conde: BIRD OF PREY (the first Portuguese winner of the festival's main prize) and SONG OF LOVE AND HEALTH (best film in national competition).

THE SWORD AND THE ROSE is an adventure that expands the filmic universe of João Nicolau: "Manuel bids farewell to his routine and boards a 15th century vessel under pirate law. Treason onboard triggers a series of terrible events that our protagonist overcomes while keeping his moral principles intact."

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