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by Fabiana de Barros & Michel Favre

The Portuguese word “saudade” defines a feeling that is untranslatable, even if each language has its equivalent: nostalgia, spleen, heimweh, etc. The film unfolds some elements of a daylife of a homeless who has given himself the mission to feed stray cats and to clean up their territory. Here, “saudade” is of a world where, eventually,  will remain only the  traces of animal and human heat and 

where  the stray cats and the tramps could be the last witnesses of a certain idea of civilization.

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