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John From (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 31 March 2016 (Portugal)
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Bored by spending the summer in the city, 15-year-old Rita decides to take a fancy to her new neighbor, a photographer who is setting up an exhibit of his shots in Melanesia. What starts as... See full summary »

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João Nicolau
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Palha Julia Palha ... Rita
Clara Riedenstein Clara Riedenstein ... Sara
Filipe Vargas Filipe Vargas ... Filipe
Adriano Luz ... Pai
Leonor Silveira Leonor Silveira ... Mãe
João Xavier João Xavier ... Nuno
Daniel Cotrim Daniel Cotrim ... Bruno
Vasco Pimentel Vasco Pimentel ... Sr. Pimentel
Pedro Coelho Pedro Coelho ... Misha
Teresa Bairrada Teresa Bairrada ... Bairrada
Luísa Cruz Luísa Cruz ... Presidente Mesa Condóminos
Filipa Mesquita Filipa Mesquita ... Vogal Condóminos
António Fonseca António Fonseca ... Vizinho
Joaquim Carvalho Joaquim Carvalho ... Vizinho
Isabel Franco Isabel Franco ... Vizinha
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Bored by spending the summer in the city, 15-year-old Rita decides to take a fancy to her new neighbor, a photographer who is setting up an exhibit of his shots in Melanesia. What starts as a game turns into a blazing crush and Rita can't distinguish between reality and fantasy anymore. Written by anonymous

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Portugal | France

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Portuguese

Release Date:

31 March 2016 (Portugal) See more »

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Telheiras, Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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$2,031
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Honiara
written by João Nicolau and João Lobo
Performed by Norman (Norberto Lobo, Manuel Mesquita, João Lobo)
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Nicolau is definitely a name to watch
10 June 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Here, in the UK at least, Portuguese cinema has always seemed to be the province of a few 'big names', (Antonio Campos, Manoel de Oliveira, Pedro Costa etc), as if distributors were afraid to embrace the new kids on the block which is why we should welcome the chance to see Joao Nicolau's coming-of-age movie "John From". Julia Palha is 15 year old Rita who, one hot summer, develops a crush on her new, older neighbour. Not much happens and the characters and settings could just as easily exist in the American Mid-West or in Sweden or in Taiwan; in other words, teenage crushes are much the same anywhere but Nicolau approaches his with a sweetness and an intelligence that is disarming, Both Palha and Clara Riedenstein are excellent as Rita and her best friend Sara while Filipe Vargas has just the right degree of sexiness and insouciance as the handsome neighbour. Minor perhaps but Nicolau is definitely a name to watch.


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