On 11th June, the latest film by Laura Gonçalves, “O Homem do Lixo”, was awarded with the Grand Prize for Short Film at Animafest Zagreb. In addition, this work also won the Audience Award for best Short Film at the Croatian festival.
CINANIMA congratulates Laura Gonçalves and the production team Bando à Parte and BAP for this double distinction achieved in the 50th anniversary of Animafest Zagreb.
The Festival Jury stated that there were many impressive elements in this film, namely the “naturalism of the dialogues” and the “warmth and intimacy of the family environment”. It also highlighted the “tenderness” in the narration of “his story of generosity in dealing with the political and economic difficulties in Portugal”, “without forgetting the monkey”.