A film by Pedro Cabeleira

The summer of Chico starts at home, with his grandparents, under the cover of the lemon trees. An outlet. The ground of his childhood memories. But now, he belongs to Lisbon, where he graduated and where he hopes to find a career. Chico is part of a generation without prospects and expectations, where reaching adulthood seems to be perpetually delayed. The nights of Lisbon, intoxicated by its affections and heartbreaks, hold him into a psychedelic hedonism, where burning anguish fuels into euphoria.

Year: 2017
Production Countries: Portugal
Runtime: 128'
Original Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

Director: Pedro Cabeleira
Script: Pedro Cabeleira
Cinematography: Leonor Teles
Sound: Tiago Raposinho
Editor: Ruben Gonçalves
Producers: Pedro Cabeleira, Marta Riberio



  • 70 Locarno Film Festival – Filmmakers of the Present | Special Mention
  • Rio Film Festival
  • Tbilisi International Film Festival
  • Vilnius Kino Pavasaris International Film Festival
  • Locarno in Los Angeles – Acropolis Cinema
  • Crossing Europe International Film Festival
  • ACID TRIP Cannes Film Festival 
  • Mar del Plata International Film Festival
  • Torino Film Festival
  • Quito Film Festival
  • SEMINCI – Valladolid International Film Festival



Pedro Cabeleira (Portugal, 1992) enrolled into ESTC, Lisbon's Film School in 2010, where he graduated three years later with a apecialization in Film Direction. As his thesis, he directed the short-film "Estranhamento", written by Diogo Figueira and produced by Vasco Esteves. The project was part of the official selection of Fantasporto 2014.
In 2013, Pedro worked once again with Diogo Figueira and Vasco Esteves, directing his second short-film "Nòs Somos Gomes Pipa". 
Pedro, together with Joana Peralta and Marta Ribeiro, is the founder of "VIDEOLOTION", a production company based in Lisbon."Damned Summer" is his first feature film.



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