How to Draw a Perfect Circle

Synopsis: In a house, the last trace of a Lisbon that has long disappeared, Guilherme and Sofia grow up sharing experiences and slowly discovering their sexuality. Guilherme, sheltered in a female universe, unable to deal with the uncorresponded love of his sister and her relationships with other boys, ends up running away. After the death of his grandmother Clara, Guilherme refugees himself in his father's house, who is immersed in a almost autistic world, which leaves him increasingly isolated. Guilherme discovers that life can not be held in a perfect circle and returns home. When the twins finally meet, they rediscover the sexual tension that surrounded them since the beginning, and love finally takes shape. "How To Draw a Perfect Circle" is intimate and silent in style, offering the pleasure of exploring the limits, creating a closed, claustrophobic universe, innocent and contagious in the simplicity of its emotions, where everyday situations become at times brutal, cruel, yet infused with
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Marco Martins
  7 wins & 6 nominations.
122 min

no more dough. A complete disaster.


Thank you.



this one is for you

and this one for you.

Are you going to read it?

You know I don't enjoy reading much.

I know, but it isn't one of my books,

I didn't write it,

a lady wrote it.

It's by Virginia Woolf.

- You can make an effort...

- What about you?

You never made an effort

to speak Portuguese.

You're being mean to me.

Very mean!

Thanks Daddy.

Shall we go?

Are you all right? Does your head hurt?

You have to take care of your sister,

she won't listen to me.

You have to take care of her.

She's like your mother.

Does things first and thinks later.

You're more intelligent than her.

Do you understand what I'm saying?

I decorated this room just for you.

Do want to see it?



I have to stop smoking.

I wanted to ask you if I can sleep here.

Of course, you've got your own room.

I'd like to live here with you.

Let's go in, we'll look like a couple who

can't make up their minds otherwise.

Come on, let's go.

Come on.

Yes, yes.


Guilherme, it's your mother,

would you like to speak to her?

Do you want to speak to her?


Don't worry, he's fine.

I'm telling you he's here, don't worry.

Why are you always worried?

All right then, big kiss.

Is everything all right?

Don't you want a drink?


It's for the upstairs neighbour.

Is he sick?

No, take that to him,

and leave it on his doorstep, ok?

Leave that at the door, on the floor.

Did you leave the tray?


Did he open the door?


How stupid!

He never opens the door.

Talk to me about this girl.

What girl?

Is she pretty, does she have soft skin?

I don't like her anymore.

I don't like her anymore.

Is she intelligent?


Chat, chat, chat!

Is this the book you're writing?

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Marco Martins

Marco Martins (born 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal) is a Portuguese film director, best known for his 2005 film Alice, which premiered at Cannes and won the Best Picture Award at the Directors' Fortnight. more…

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