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A family struggles to survive isolated from civilization, with the exception of a neighbor who lives nearby. A storm that has haunted them for the last four years, tests the family’s faith while they face their crop’s decay and other peculiar events.

  • Eduardo Cruz
  • Eduardo Cruz
  • João Duarte Monteiro
    Simetria | Deathbed | Verdes Águas | Quando os Grilos Cantam | Quem tu és?
  • Teresa Vieira
    Key Cast
    Opalina | Guardião
  • Fábio Alves
    Key Cast
    Luzes, Câmara...Tortura! | 1618
  • Filipe Amorim
    Key Cast
    Rua| Evadidos
  • César Silva
    Key Cast
  • 868 STUDIOS
    Production company
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    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Escola Superior Artística do Porto
Distribution Information
  • 868 STUDIOS
    Country: Portugal
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Eduardo Cruz

Born in New York, raised in Braga and, currently, studying 'Cinema and Audiovisual' at Escola Superior Artística do Porto. Graduated in 'Theatre and Performing Arts' at Escola Secundária Alberto Sampaio, some experience in the audiovisual world (freelance and independent cinema) and the '1 Week Filmmaking Program' at the New York Film Academy.
At ESAP, he did projects such as “SIMETRIA” in 2018 (director, screenwriter, composer); “Deathbed” in 2020 (director, screenwriter, editor, composer); “Verdes Águas” in 2021 (co-writer); “DILUVIO” in 2021 (director, screenwriter, editor, composer); between others.

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Director Statement

How long can one persist when faced with a seemingly never ending storm, only with the belief that “calm” will come?
“DELUGE” depicts a family fighting their inner demons, putting their faith to the test. Do their beliefs often work as a scapegoat to free them of guilt, responsibility over their actions and their own fate?
Isolated from the world at large, tormented by what they believe to be divine punishment, this family slowly deteriorates until they’re completely consumed by their own ideologies and intellectual perimeters.
Sometimes it’s hard to believe in a light at the end of the tunnel, in a sun finally shining through the clouds. Sometimes it feels like life always has been and always will be this way, getting progressively harder to remember a time when there was light. In it’s essence, for me, it’s a story about depression and hope (or lack thereof), but simultaneously touches upon other themes such as religion, isolation, environmental issues and trauma. In my view, a story that is as timeless as it is relevant.