Original title: Listen
Director: Ana Rocha De Sousa
Cast: Lucia Moniz, Sophia Myles, Ruben Garcia, Maisie Sly
Country: Portugal, United Kingdom
Year of production: 2020
Length (min): 74
Language: English, Portuguese
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: Magnolia Pictures
Section: Main Competition

A realistic story of a family of five Portuguese immigrants trying to make a London suburbs their new home. After their daughter's hearing aid breaks, they clash with the fatal shortcomings of the British social-security system. A consequent misunderstanding at school jeopardizes the future of all the children in the family. However, their parents Bela and Jota are willing to do anything to save them.

Ana Rocha De Sousa

Even before she completed her painting studies, Ana earned fame as an actress in her home country of Portugal. Later, she graduated from film school in London and debuted with an observational social drama called Listen which critics compare to the works of Ken Loach. The film won her the best debut award at last year's Venice festival.

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