by Thiago Cavalheiro, Luís Miguel Pereira

University of Beira Interior, Portugal


Books vannish from a library. A daughter says goodbye to her mother. A writer struggles with Alzheimer's disease.

Director's biography

Thiago and Luís met while studying Cinema at University of Beira Interior. In high school, Luís studied Arts, and had always shown an interest in exploring it’s several forms, like Sculpting, Animation and Photography, which led him to study film. Thiago studied Sciences but ultimately couldn’t imagine himself working in anything but movies. At University they each specialized in Editing and Photography, and as their final project, they chose to direct and write their first short-film together - Alexandria, which later premiered at the Portuguese Academy of Cinema’s Student Awards.


Director: Thiago Cavalheiro, Luís Miguel Pereira

Screenplay: Luís Miguel Pereira, Thiago Cavalheiro

Cinematography: António Carrasco

Editing: Gonçalo Ruivo

Music: Manuel Lopes, Renata Santos Ribas, Lúcia Santos de Carvalho


Original title: Alexandria

Running time: 20'

Film type: Fiction

Country: Portugal

Completion date: July 2021