Rangoon, Burma, 1917. Edward, a civil servant for the British Empire, runs away from his fiancée Molly the day she arrives to get married. During his travels, however, panic gives way to melancholy. Contemplating the emptiness of his existence, the cowardly Edward wonders what has become of Molly… Determined to get married and amused by Edward’s move, Molly follows his trail on this Asian grand tour.

Produced by

produced by Filipa Reis
co-produced by Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa
Thomas Ordonneau, Tom Dercourt

associated producers Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Holger Stern
Meng Xie, Kei Chika-Ura

producer Uma Pedra no Sapato
co-produced by Vivo film, Shellac, Cinéma Defacto
in association with The Match Factory, Rediance, CREATPS
with the participation of RTP
in co-production with ZFD/ARTE

with the support of Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual;
Fondo de Apoio ao Turismo e ao Cinema; MIC – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo; Regione Lazio – Avviso Pubblico Lazio Cinema International (PR FSR Lazio 2021 – 2027) Progetto Cofinanziato dall’ Unione Europea; CNC; Aide aux Cinémas du Monde; Institut Français; Région Sud; Eurimages;Creative Europe – Media; Ibermedia


Edward  Gonçalo Waddington
Molly  Crista Alfaiate
Sanders  Cláudio da Silva
Ngoc  Lang-Khê Tran
Reginald  Jorge Andrade
Reverend Carpenter  João Pedro Vaz


directed by Miguel Gomes
script Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro, Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes
director of photography Rui Poças, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Guo Liang
assistant director Patrick Mendes
continuity Telmo Churro
production designer Thales Junqueira, Marcos Pedroso
scenographer Babi Targino
casting director Maureen Fazendeiro
casting coordinator Filipa Falcão
costume master Sílvia Grabowski
make-up Emmanuelle Fèvre
hair stylist Daniela Tartari
SFX coordinator Elio Terribili
editing Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques
sound engineer Vasco Pimentel, Li Kelan
sound designer and mixer Miguel Martins
colorist Yov Moor
delegate producers Patrícia Faria, Serena Alfieri
line producer Catarina Alves
executive producer João Miller Guerra

Technical data

Country                 Portogallo / Italia / Francia
Year                       2024
Running time       129’

Festivals and awards

Festival De Cannes 2024 – Competition

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2024: Horizons

International Sales

The Match Factory

Italian Distribution

Lucky Red