Final Act

A Film by Maria Hespanhol

Synopsis

ULTIMO ACTO.
Penelope departs the dance world by interpreting “Vicky” the main character of “The Red Shoes”. The departure process takes on a feel of nostalgia and doubt over the choice to embark on this new phase in her life or to remain at the dance company as prima ballerina.

Director

  • Picture of Maria Hespanhol © Maria Hespanhol

    Maria Hespanhol

    Maria Hespanhol, was born in 1979, studied at Soares dos Reis Art School, in Porto, and completed her training at the School of Arts at the Católica University in Porto. In 2003 she moved to Barcelona where she started working on advertising. Since 2013 she’s living in Lisbon, where she’s developing several projects such as a documentary about Cinema and Architecture with Siza Vieira. At this moment she has a short film on the festival circuit “Summerfest”, a small exercise about suspense, and just finished the short film “Final Act”. And she is also working on editing a book from an original short story in association with the illustrator Ana Bossa that is in process of finalization and also adaptation in stop motion short animation film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 8th MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hagerstown, MD, USA)March 29, 2019
  • 52nd WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA)April 5, 2019
  • 17th BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Boston, MA, USA)April 10, 2019
  • 10th NEW HOPE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Hope, USA)April 19, 2019
  • 8th NEW YORK SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 31, 2019
  • 6th FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL - GALACTICAT (Official Selection, Penelles, Lleida, Spain)June 5, 2019
  • 13th RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padova, Italy)June 15, 2019
  • OLBIA FILM NETWORK (Film Market Professional Video Library, Olbia, Italy)June 19, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 8th LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Long Island, NY, USA)July 31, 2019
  • *NOMINEE BEST NARRATIVE SHORT*
    3rd FESTIVAL OF CINEMA NYC (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)August 2, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 4th CROSSING THE SCREEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)September 19, 2019
  • 5th VÄSTERÅS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Västerås, Sweden)October 4, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 1st MAYNARD IBERO AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Offiical Selection, Maynard, MA, USA)October 16, 2019
  • 7th ART FESTIVAL OF MIAMI (Official Selection, Miami, USA)October 20, 2019
  • 10th PARIS LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Online Selection, Paris, France)October 27, 2019
  • *BEST ACTOR (FEMALE)*
    5th OPEN WINDOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)November 5, 2019
  • 20th BACKUP & BEYOND FILM AND MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Weimar, Germany)November 20, 2019
  • 24th CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coimbra, Portugal)November 23, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Maria Hespanhol
Screenplay
Maria Hespanhol
Producer
Ricardo Almeida
Director of Photography
Miguel Robalo
Art Direction
Ana Bossa
Costume Design
Isabel Carmona
Sound
Cyril Santos
Editor
Carolina Cardoso
Sound Design
Dinis Henriques, Tiago Cardoso
Music
Pedro Marques

Details

Running Time
18:13
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (Full HD)
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic (2.40:1)
Sound
Dolby Surround 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Ricardo Almeida
Alibi Films
Rua 1º de Maio 101
Ed. I Complexo da Carris de Santo Amaro
1300-472 Lisboa, Portugal

+351 916 893 961

ricardo@alibi.pt

DIRECTOR

Maria Hespanhol
maria.hespanhol@alibi.pt
https://www.facebook.com/maria.hespanhol
VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/user16016764