Edition : On Demand 2019

First Cut+ Trieste 2020


Production: UK, Portugal
Production Companies: Pinball London Ltd., Bando à Parte
World Premiere: Orizzonti – Venice IFF 2020



In the outskirts of London, Portuguese couple and parents of three, Bela and Jota, struggle to make ends meet. When a misunderstanding arises at school with their deaf daughter, the British social services grow concerned for the safety of their children. LISTEN portrays the tireless battle of these immigrant parents against the law to keep their family together.


Director: Ana Rocha de Sousa
Writers: Ana Rocha de Sousa, Aaron Brookner, Paula Vaccaro
EditorTomás Baltazar
DOPHatti Beanland
Sound: Pedro Marinho
ProducersRodrigo Areias, Paula Vaccaro, Aaron Brookner
Colour: Colour
Distribution: Magnolia Pictures

Length: 90 min