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Sweet Home

In a abandoned prison complex, without any basic conditions, a man survives like a wild animal.
When his security and tranquility are threatened, he resorts to violence to defend his home.
Later, confined to a small room without access to the outside world, he longs to return to his cell where he feels safe and free.

  • Nuno Baltazar
  • Nuno Baltazar
  • Nuno Baltazar
  • Adriano Carvalho
    Key Cast
    Operação Outono, 20.13
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Doce Lar
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    14 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 EUR
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  • Budapest International Short Film Festival
    Budapest, Hungary
    September 3, 2014
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto
    Porto, Portugal
    February 27, 2015
    Portuguese Premiere
  • FilmFest Dresden International Short Film Festival
    Dresden, Germany
    April 16, 2015
  • Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner
    Cannes, France
    May 13, 2015
  • One Shot International Short Film Festival
    Yerevan, Armenia
    June 3, 2015
  • DEA Film Fest
    Saranda, Albania
    July 4, 2015
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    Cluj, Romania
    June 30, 2015
    3rd Place Best Fiction
  • Figueira Film Art
    Figueira da Foz, Portugal
    September 11, 2015
    Best Leading Actor
  • Batumi International Art House Film Festival
    Batumi, Georgia
    September 17, 2015
  • Shortcutz Viseu
    Viseu, Portugal
    October 31, 2015
    Best Film of the Month
  • Shortcutz Porto
    Porto, Portugal
    November 18, 2015
  • Cine Curtas Lapa Festival Internacional de Cinema
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    November 25, 2015
  • Exil Filmfestivalen
    Malmö, Sweden
    February 12, 2016
  • No Dialogue Film Festival
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    February 27, 2016
  • Leiden International Short Film Experience
    Leiden, Netherlands
    April 29, 2016
  • Tehran International Silent Film Festival
    Tehran, Iran
    April 1, 2016
  • A Long Week Of Short Films Shanghai
    Shanghai, China
    May 5, 2016
  • Shortcutz Faro
    May 27, 2016
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival
    July 29, 2016
  • Festival del film Locarno
    August 5, 2016
  • Curtas em Flagrante
    Multiple cities
    August 7, 2016
  • Curtas à Quarta Cineclube 9500
    Ponta Delgada, Açores
    April 25, 2018
Director Biography - Nuno Baltazar

Nuno Baltazar was born in Lisboa, Portugal.
In 2014 he wrote, directed and produced his first short film Doce Lar, selected for several international film festivals.
In 2016 Nuno was selected by Cinéfondation La Résidence to develop Fronteira, his first feature film. The project was selected for the Cinemed Development Aid Grant and the Crossroads Co-Production Forum in Thessaloniki. It has won the MEDIA Creative Europe Support for Development grant and is currently in pre-production. Nuno was also a participant of the Locarno Filmmakers Academy.
In 2018 he completed California, his second short film as writer, director and producer.

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Director Statement

SWEET HOME is a film of disturbing silences, raw and crude moments yet authentic and human at the same time. In it I wanted to explore this twisted notion of freedom inside a restraining place, resulting of the deep psychotic behaviour of the main character.
The dichotomy between confinement (tormentous and molestuous) and a home (safe and secure). Between dream and reality we witness the action unfold created by this man’s conturbed mind. A place where no human being whishes to exist, the prison, is for him a safe shelter, complete and guaranteeed even if it’s only in his own imagination.