Jogo de Damas

Jogo de Damas (aka "Game of Checkers") is a 2015 Portuguese drama film directed and written by Patrícia Sequeira and Filipa Leal, and starring Ana Nave [pt], Ana Padrão, Fátima Belo [pt], Maria João Luís [pt] and Rita Blanco. It premiered on the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in November 2015 and was released in Portugal on January 28, 2016.[1][2][3]

Jogo de Damas
Jogo de Damas poster.jpg
Directed byPatrícia Sequeira
Produced byLeonor Coelho
Screenplay byFilipa Leal
Story byPatrícia Sequeira
Filipa Leal
StarringAna Nave
Ana Padrão
Fátima Belo
Maria João Luís
Rita Blanco
Music byDavid Rossi
Paula Sousa
CinematographyRenato Falcão
Edited byNuno Santos Lopes
MasterDream – Digital Movie
SP Televisão
Distributed byLeopardo Filmes
Release date
  • November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11) (LEFFEST)
  • January 28, 2016 (2016-01-28) (Portugal)
Running time
87 minutes
Box office€24,064.72


Following Marta's wake, her five best friends decide to spend the night at a rural tourist getaway that Marta never got around to opening. That long night becomes a maze-like journey through their interconnecting friendships, where each reveals herself as it was the last day. On the eve of the burial, the talk is about life and a friendship that survived it all. But will this friendship be able to survive death?[4]



The film had a budget of €140,000[3] and the shooting took place in November 2014.[1]

It is the first feature film of R.I. FILMES, the production company of Patrícia Sequeira.[6]


As of February 10, 2016, the film had grossed €24,064.72 and had 4,976 admissions, being the highest-grossing Portuguese film of the year so far at the Portuguese box office.[7]

International recognitionEdit

"Game of Checkers" has already received 20 awards, 30 nominations, and 21 official selections.


  1. ^ a b Redação / CM (November 11, 2015). ""Jogo de damas", primeiro filme de Patrícia Sequeira, estreia esta quarta". (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Jogo de Damas". (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Ana Sousa Dias (January 28, 2016). "Jogo de Damas. Cinco amigas, uma casa e um funeral". (in Portuguese). Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Out On Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival". Out On Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  5. ^ "Próximas Estreias | Jogo de Damas | LEOPARDO Filmes". Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  6. ^ ""Jogo de Damas" arrecada três prémios em Los Angeles - Jornal Tornado" (in Portuguese). 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  7. ^ "RANKING DOS FILMES NACIONAIS ESTREADOS - 2016" (PDF). (in Portuguese). Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual. Retrieved February 17, 2016.

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