Blessed is the fruit

After committing a crime against the newborn son, woman abandons home and family in search of an unknown destination.

  • André Morais
  • André Morais
  • Nina Rosa
  • Metilde Alves
  • Ingrid Trigueiro
    Key Cast
    "The woman"
  • Zezita Matos
    Key Cast
  • Fernando Teixeira
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 37 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 26, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    13,800,000 USD
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  • Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes
    Tiradentes - MG
    January 26, 2018
    Word Premiere
  • Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards
    September 26, 2018
    Best Actress
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo
    São Paulo
    November 10, 2018
    Best Feature Film and Best Actress
  • Oniros Film Awards
    Best 1º time Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Cinematography (Honorable Mention).
  • Mostra de Cinema Contemporâneo do Nordeste
    Feira de Santana
    July 18, 2018
    Best Actress
  • Diorama International Film Festival
    New Delhi
    January 17, 2019
    Asian Premiere
    Best International Feature Film and Best Actress
Director Biography - André Morais

André Morais is an multiple artist. His work travels by theater and cinema. He is actor, director, dramatist and scriptwriter. His films have already participated in numerous festivals in Brazil and abroad and its theatrical performances already presented by the five regions of his country. The feature film, Alma, in which he is the director and scriptwriter, it`s his work of greater relevance. The film received the award for the Best Short Fiction in the Alucine Festival in Toronto in Canada and participated in over 20 festivals in Brazil and abroad, such as the Signes de Nuit Festival in Paris and the Cine-Viagem Latino project, where it was displayed in more than 15 cities in Uruguay and Argentina. Received the honor of Best University Film by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, in addition to integrating the Parisian TV schedule Telé Bocal. His first feature film, Rebento, released in 2018, after winning the award for Development of Scripts by the Ministry of Culture.

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Director Statement

All the break, from the outset, the thread of life, love truly unconditional said, this woman follows the reverse side. Impregnated with a violence, both suffered as exercised, she is the picture of a female desecrated, with her angels and demons, her pain, her evil and her delicacy. Life lips away by her breast, although she is always in search of its. A being of multiple faces, desires and obscure feelings. The personification of the myth Gaia, the Great Mother who give-and-take, which nourishes and devours her children after death. This film is a delicate and intimate account about the feminine, its dogmas and precepts. A narrative driven by emotion, betting in sequences plans, at work and emotion of the actors, in a simple straight for word camera and breathing along with the characters. A low budget production in which the window of the festivals is indispensable to its visibility in its country and abroad.