The Interview

A journalist, in an effort to gather information to complete the biography of a missionary priest who traveled through Africa, visits the village and the old abandoned house where he lived and died. Once inside, he realizes that not even his skepticism will free him from the forces that linger there. A journey that will test his disbelief in what the eyes cannot reach.

  • António Paula
    Raízes , Silêncio que se vai, Um Milagre todos os dias, Fastio
  • Gonçalo Eugénio Oliveira
    Se na floresta um sopro, Modern Philosophers, Auspício
  • António Paula
    Raízes, Silêncio que se vai, Um milagre todos os dias, Fastio
  • Gonçalo Olveira Eugénio
    Excutive Producer
    Se na floresta um sopro, Modern Philosophers, Auspício
  • António Paula
    Raízes, Silêncio que se vai, Um milagre todos os dias, Fastio
  • Matilde Alexandre
    Indefinição, Motus
  • Ricardo Salgado
  • João Pedro Azevedo
    Donkey Dust, What Lies Ahead - Fake Wounds, Raízes, Maaya, Young Mould, Dogma
  • Miguel Canelhas
  • Pedro Bacelar
  • Francisco Morgan
    O Caçador, Trabalha trabalha, Indefinição
  • Tiago Guimarães
    Key Cast
    Raízes, Dark Corners, Vento Norte, 1618, 1581
  • João Cravo Cardoso
    Key Cast
    "Store Owner"
    Mikambaru, Sheila, Ruptura, Fora de Jogo
  • João Miguel Mota
    Key Cast
    Uma Vida Sublime, O Nosso Cônsul em Havana,
  • Tiago Abelho
    Key Cast
    Raízes, What Lies Ahead Fake Wounds
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Entrevista
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Director Biography - António Paula

António Paula, born in the city of Porto on the 5th of November 1978, from an early age demonstrated his orientation towards the arts. In 2004 he finished his degree in Architecture, in Porto. Ten years later, and after working in the area, he abandoned this profession. Since then, he has dedicated himself to his old passion: cinema. Self-taught and passionate about the area, he has invested in his theoretical and technical training, seeking excellence in all the projects he embraces. Soon, the quality of his work and the irreverence in the way he sees cinema allowed him to make several music videos for Portuguese musicians, three of which were for the renowned Sony Music Portugal publisher.
With the intention of broadening his knowledge and embracing new challenges, in 2017 he integrates the degree in Sound and Image at Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
In 2019, his first work of fiction still in the academic field, "Raízes", is selected for the International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto - FANTASPORTO, in the competition of film schools and universities.
In 2021, his second short film, "A Entrevista" is selected for several festivals such as "San Francisco Indie Short Film Festival", "Entre Olhares - Portuguese film festival", "Monsters of Horror - International Film Festival" and "Independent Shorts Awards Los Angeles", having won two awards: first prize for "Best Student Director" and the second prize for "Best Horror Short Film".

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Director Statement

Based on a true story, the movie is about believing in something that is not visible. The opening of a skeptical and non-believing person's mind through metaphors resorting to myths and traditions of Portuguese popular culture.