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by João Canijo


In the suburbs of Lisbon, Márcia, a single mother of two in her forties, works as a cook in a neighbourhood restaurant and shares her house with her sister Ivete, a hairdresser on a shopping centre. Andreia, the daughter, works as a cashier on a supermarket, studies nursing and dates César, a security guard. Joca, the son, is unemployed and a small-time delinquent. One day Andreia confesses to her mother that she is in love with one of her professors, Vieira, an older and married man. Unexpectedly, Márcia follows her when they part, soon to discover the lovers and, in shock, realize that an unnamed tragedy is pending over them…

international title: Blood of My Blood
original title: Sangue do meu sangue
country: Portugal
sales agent: Abril Cinema
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: João Canijo
screenplay: João Canijo
cast: Rita Blanco, Fernando Luís, Anabela Moreira, Beatriz Batarda, Cléia Almeida, Marcello Urgeghe, Nuno Lopes, Teresa Madruga, Rafael Morais, Francisco Tavares, Teresa Tavares
cinematography by: Mário Castanheira
film editing: João Braz
art director: José Pedro Penha Lopes
producer: Pedro Borges
production: Midas Filmes
backing: ICA - Instituto do Cinema e Audiovisual, RTP - Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
distributor: Noucinemart
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