PLEASE MAKE IT WORK (Portugal-Switzerland, 2022, 14′)

Friday 6 October, 5pm, Cinema Massimo, Room 3

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Direction, screenplay, editing: Daniel Soares
Photography: Valerio Picchi, Daniel Soares
Sound: Janush Lucchini, Shair Cruz Bahamonde, Inês Adriana
Production: Kid with a Bike, Locarno Film Festival, Ticino Film Commission, RSI – Radiotelevisione svizzera, CISA

Claudia is a Portuguese immigrant who has to face a horrible boss, an antagonistic daughter and the strong mountain wind, while she cleans sophisticated Airbnb’s in the Swiss Alps.

Daniel Soares (Germany) is a Portuguese writer, director and photographer. O Que Resta, his first fictional short film, was screened in numerous international festivals. His previous work, Forgotten, a documentary short film, was programmed in various North American festivals. In 2022 he was selected at Locarno Spring Academy where he wrote and directed Please Make it Work, presented in preview at Locarno festival in 2022. His photography work was exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York.

Filmography: Totally Free (cm, doc., 2015), What a Ride (cm, doc., 2017), Solo NYC (cm, doc., 2017), The Way Out (cm, doc., 2019), Forgotten (cm, doc., 2019), O Que Resta (cm, 2021), Please Make it Work (cm, 2022).