Synopsis

Genesis 2:8. «And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed». In this story, João (Nuno Pardal) and Pedro (Pedro Sousa Loureiro) live in this garden. What João wants the most is for Pedro to be happy and the only way he found to make that happen is to support him in his escape with Sara (Sara Barros Leitão). On the other hand, Pedro learned how to love João and does not want to leave the garden. But one of them ate the forbidden fruit.

Cast

Nuno Pardal
Pedro Loureiro
Sara Leitão

Nuno Pardal
Nuno Pardal was born in Braga in 1979. He begun studying theatre in 1999, completing a course at ACT (2002), and complementing his studies with several workshops. Started working with children’s theatre and worked as directing assistant. Since 1999 he has been part of the cast of several theatre companies – TMF, Teatro Independente de Oeiras and Artistas Unidos. Since 2003 has been part of the cast of several television soap operas, series and miniseries. Pardal has worked in several short films and his most recent work was in Os Maias – Alguns Episódios da Vida Romântica, directed by João Botelho.

Crew

Director

Fábio Freitas

Fábio Freitas was born in Vila Franca de Xira in 1987. Graduated in Audiovisuals and Multimedia at Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, Lisbon (2010), works for seven years as Continuity Assistant at NBP/Plural (2007-2013). He has been working since 2013 in the production of Bem-vindo a Beirais, a successful series for the Portuguese Public Broadcasting System – RTP, and in several entertainment programs for the production company Shine Iberia. His first work in cinema was in 2012 as scriptwriter and producer of the short film Sara (2012), directed by Miguel Antunes. On the following year he directs his first short film Leaving (2013), exhibited in several international film festivals.

  • DIRECTOR & SCRIPT
  • ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
  • SCRIPT SUPERVISOR
  • PRODUCER
  •   
  • ASSISTENT PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • CAMERA OPERATOR
  • SOUND DIRECTOR
  • SOUND RECORDIST
  • SET DESIGNER
  • COSTUME DESIGNER
  • MAKE-UP
  • AUDIO EDITOR
  • VIDEO EDITOR
  • PHOTOGRAPHER
  • MUSIC
  • FÁBIO FREITAS
  • PAULO ANDRÉ FERREIRA
  • CARLOS CÉSAR
  • RICARDO SANTOS
  • TÂNIA SERAFIM
  • DAVID PEDROSO
  • FILIPE PINTO
  • EMANUEL GARCIA
  • MIGUEL ANTUNES
  • ISABEL TAUNAY
  • SARA JERÓNIMO
  • ANA FRANCO
  • CATARINA SANTIAGO
  • ANTONIO PORÉM PIRES
  • RICARDO SIOPA
  • NUNO TOMÁS
  • “Virtutes Instrumenti”  (by Kevin MacLeod) 2011 “HANDEL – HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET” (by Advent Chamber Orchestra )

Festivals

  • 1. LEEDS QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (UK/JULY)
  • 2. FESTIVAL DE CIBE LESBIGAYTRANS (PARAGUAY/JULY)
  • 3. FIGUEIRA FILM ART (PORTUGAL/SEPTEMBER)
  • 4. OUTFLIX FILM FESTIVAL (USA/SEPTEMBER)
  • 5. MIX COPENHAGEN LesbianGaybitrans FILM festival (DENMARK/OCTOBER)
  • 6. HOMOCHROM FILM FEST (GERMANY/OCTOBER)
  • 7. SERILE FILMULUI GAY International FILM Festival (ROMANIA/NOVEMBER)
  • 8. CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORUGUÊS (PORTUGAL/NOVEMBER)/
  • 9. QUEER -STREIFEN FILM FESTIVAL (GERMANY/NOVEMBER)
  • 10. QUEER FILM FESTIVAL OLDENBURG (GERMANY/NOVEMBER)
  • 11. IMAGE+NATION FILM FESTIVAL (CANADA/NOVEMBER)
  • 12. GOLDEN WOOFS - INTERNATIONAL BEAR SHORT FILM COMPETITION (AUSTRALIA/NOVEMBER)
  • 13. MERLINKA INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO/DECEMBER)
  • 14. BUDAPEST PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL (BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, JANUARY)
  • 15. BLOOMINGTON PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL (CALIFORNIA, USA, JANUARY)
  • 16. GRACE FILM FESTIVAL (SAN FRANCISCO, USA, JANUARY)
  • 17. REEL IT OUT QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (VIRGINIA,USA, FEBRUARY)
  • 18. BFI FLARE – LONDON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (LONDON, UK, MARCH)
  • 19. MELBOURNE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, MARCH)
  • 20. POLISH LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (POLAND, APRIL)
  • 21. TGLFF - TORINO GAY AND LESBIAN FESTIVAL (TORINO, ITALY, APRIL)
  • 22. MIAMI GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (MIAMI, USA,APRIL)
  • 23. PINK APLLE FILM FESTIVAL (ZURICH, SWITZERLAND,MAY)
  • 24. FILM OUT SAN DIEGO (SAN DIEGO,USA,MAY)
  • 25. INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (CANADA, 31 MAY/2015)
  • 26. OUTFEST PERU XII FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE GAY LESBICO TRANS DE LIMA (PERU, JUNE/2015)
  • 27. 16o OUT HERE NOW: KANSAS CITY LGBT FESTIVAL. (USA/ JULY/2015)
  • 28. FIRE – BARCELONA LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (BARCELONA, SPAIN/JULY/2015)
  • 29. DENVER FILM SOCIETY ́S CINEMA Q FILM FESTIVAL (USA/JULY/2015)
  • 30. GAZE LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (DUBLIN, IRELAND, AUGUST/2015)
  • 31. FESTTIVAL AVANCA 2015 (PORTUGAL/JULY/ 2015)
  • 32. 20TH NORTH CAROLINA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (USA/AUGUST /2015)
  • 33. 11th INDPANDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (HONG KONG,CHINA/OCTOBER/ 2015)
  • 34. QUEER FILM FESTIVAL “PERLEN” IN HANNOVER (GERMANY/OCTOBER/2015)
  • 35. FAQIFF – FEMINIST AND QUEER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BUCHAREST,ROMANIA/ NOVEMBER/ 2015)
  • 36. LONG ISLAND GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (NEW YORK, USA, NOVEMBER/2015)
  • 37. FESTIVAL DE FILMES LGBT de TOULOUSE/ DES IMAGES AUSX MOTS (FRANCE, FEBRUARY, 2016)
  • 38. CAN BE GAY – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE LGBTIQ DAS CANÁRIAS (CANÁRIAS, MARCH, 2016)

  • AWARDS
  • BEST SHORT FILM (FICSAM FESTIVAL) (PORTUGAL)
  • BEST ACTOR : NUNO PARDAL (CAMINHOS DO CINEMA PORTUGUÊS) (PORTUGAL)
  • BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM (REEL OT OUT QUEER FILM FESTIVAL)
  • BEST SHORT FILM COMPETITION (GOLDEN WOOFS, ADELAIDE/AUSTRALIA)
  • BEST ACTOR IN SHORT FILM, “NUNO PARDAL in ÉDEN” (CINEuphoria,PORTUGAL, 2016)
  • TOP OF THE YEAR, “ÉDEN” (CINEuphoria, PORTUGAL, 2016)
  • TOP OF SHORT-FILMS, “ÉDEN” (CINEuphoria, PORTUGAL, 2016)
  • HONORARY AWARD – SOMEONE TO WATCH , “FÁBIO FREITAS with ÉDEN”) (CINEuphoria, Portugal, 2016)