The First Summer
Isabel and Miguel meet during a driving lesson. They start hanging out and end up spending the summer together. In Autumn, he travels to visit his family, while she stays and takes care of his dog. When he returns their love for each other will be tested.
The first summer shapes the first years of our lives: we are freer after our fist summer, when we make our first decisions, when we have time to feel in our own terms, without hurrying. This film has the pace of the summer holidays spent on temporary jobs, driving classes, taking walks by the river and falling naively in love. Isabel meets Miguel and every day they get a little closer. The easiness of summer might not be perpetuated in time.
Directors: Adriano Mendes
Writers: Adriano Mendes
Producers: Rui Mendes, ZÊZERE
Key cast: Anabela Caetano, Adriano Mendes
Director: Adriano Mendes
(1988, Sertã, Portugal)
First setting his foot in cinema in 2001, he has directed several short films shown at national and international film festivals. In 2011 he graduated in Directing at ESTC National Film and Theater School (Lisbon).
O PRIMEIRO VERÃO (The First Summer) is his first feature film. World premiered in 11st IndieLisboa IIF, international premiered at 17th Shangai IFF and in 36th Moscow IFF. Release in national Theatres at July 9.