EN - Two men are walking in the big city at night, having the kind of conversation that only lost souls can have.

NL - Het is nacht. Twee mannen wandelen door de grote stad. Ze hebben een lang gesprek over fruit, economie en de hel.

FR - Deux hommes marchent dans la grande ville la nuit. Ils ont une conversation. Une conversation que seul les âmes perdues peuvent avoir.


Title PS São Paulo
Original title PS São Paulo
Original language Portuguese
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Experimental
Genre experimental documentary
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-10-13


Cast Ricardo Miyada
Photography Leni Huyghe, Ricardo Miyada
Editing Jeanne Sarfati
Sound Fanny Harcq
Music Ignatz

Technical specs

Running time film 15'
Release format prores 422, HD
Other available formats DVD, Blu ray, digital file, H264
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Patricia Moran
Production partners Universidade de Sao Paulo


2014: Visions du Réel (CH); 25 FPS Festival (HR), Festival International Signes de Nuit (FR); Lugano Film Festival (IT); Szczecin European Film Festival (PL); Courtisane (BE); Les rencontres internationales

2013: Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal (CA)


2014: Young Audience Award - Visions du Réel (CH); Mention from the Jury - Signes de Nuit (FR); Best Script - Lugano Film Festival (IT)


  • Doc Alliance

International Feature Award for Mihai’s Waiting for August at Hot Docs

Waiting for August, the documentary feature by Romanian-Flemish director Teodora Ana Mihai, has won the Best International Feature Award at Hot Docs, Toronto’s world-renowned documentary film festival (24 April – 4 May). Meanwhile, the film was also given a Special Mention at the Visions du Réel festival in Switzerland, as was Ellen Vermeulen’s documentary 9999. Finally, Before The Last Curtain Falls, a co-production with Flanders, was also awarded at Hot Docs.

Waiting For August - Hot DocsTeodora Ana Mihai’s documentary debut Waiting for August screened in Hot Docs’ international competition, alongside 12 other documentary features.

Published on Saturday 3 May 2014

Strong Flemish presence in Nyon

Ellen Vermeulen’s documentary feature 9999, Waiting for August by Teodora Ana Mihai and Desert Haze by Sofie Benoot have all been selected for the International Documentary Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. The line-up also includes three shorts from Flanders: 28 rue Brichaut, Maybe Darkness and PS São Paulo. Finally, California City, a new project by Sofie Benoot, Isabelle Tollenaere and Liesbeth De Ceulaer will be presented at Pitching du Réel.

9999Benoot’s Desert Haze is to receive its world première in the International Features competition at Visions du Réel, which takes place from April 25 to May 3 this year.

Published on Friday 4 April 2014

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Director Leni Huyghe
Producers Leni Huyghe
Writers Leni Huyghe

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