An Avocado Pit (Um Caroço de Abacate)

An Avocado Pit (Um Caroço de Abacate)

Directed by Ary Zara

Genre Fiction
Country Portugal
Year 2022
Length 19:18 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles

Synopsis

Larissa, a trans woman and Cláudio, a cis man, meet one night, in the streets of Lisbon. Two people, two realities, who dance their differences away till morning light. In challenge, in surprise, in awe and in recognition. An empowering story, free from violence and filled with light and hope for the better days yet to come.

*An Avocado Pit is Ary Zara's debut film

Themes

human relationships, love, work relationships, transgender, night work, homosexuality

Biography

Ary Zara has a degree on Cinema and Multimedia Communication by Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon, he has been highlighted by his academic short film which was awarded by ZON as “best creative work” and “best short film”. After, he made an international film circle with screens in various contries where it was once again awarded. Right now he's with Take it Easy working on a short film.



Cast

Gaya de Medeiros
Ivo Canelas

Team

Production

Andreia Nunes, Frederico Serra (Take It Easy Films)

Script

Ary Zara

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Leandro Ferrão

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Carina Gaspar

EDITING Sara Marques
Sound Cyril Santos
Music Xinobi

Awards

Indie Lisboa | Official Competition | 2022 * Yellow Color New Talent Award winner, Audience Award for Short Film winner, Schools Award Special Mention


Festivals

Indie Lisboa | Official Competition *World Premiere 
AFI FEST, US |2022|
BFI London, UK |2022|

NewFest, US |2022|