Nightender

NIGHTENDER

Flávio Gonçalves / Portugal / 2020 / 28 min

A restless young man with his head in the clouds finishes another shift behind the counter of a cruising bar. He takes the longest path on his way back home. He faces the night and its hidden shadows willing to be discovered – before morning comes, unfolding what he can’t escape from.


Director Biography – Flávio Gonçalves

Flávio Gonçalves was born in 1992 in Fribourg, Switzerland. In 2013, he completed a cinema degree in Lisbon Theatre and Film School, where he directed short-films that premiered at festivals and exhibitions: “In the Morning” (IndieLisboa), “The Flowers of Evil” and “Birthday Night” (QueerLisboa). He wrote about cinema in Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias and magazines like Premiere and collaborated in the writing of the series “Três Mulheres” for RTP (Portuguese Radio and Television). He also worked at the Prince Charles Cinema, in London.