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


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What about when grandma finds out

your selling things from the house?

What did you say?

What if grandma finds out?

Grandma won't find out.

When you've sold everything...

When there's nothing left to sell, what

will you sell then?

I'll sell you!

Don't forget you're having dinner

with your father tomorrow.

I'm not going!

Why not?

Because I don't feel like it.

But you should go.

This is the moment to open brackets

and describe the characters' feelings

Odile wonders if the two boys

are noticing her breasts

swaying under her sweater

with her every move.

Franz thinks of everything

and of nothing,

he doesn't know if the world

is becoming a dream

or if the dream is becoming

a world of its own.

Do you remember what you promised?

Have you forgotten?


but that was when we were children.

You've forgotten.

I don't believe

that you're still a virgin.


Didn't I promise you?

Can you not sleep?


You better go to bed.

Mum might wake up.

I wasn't expecting you anymore.

I thought you also didn't want

to see me anymore...

This is delicious!

Are you winning?

I am, for now,

but we're just getting started.

I hope I haven't brought bad luck.

Oh! You don't need luck in poker


In poker you need knowledge

and intuition.

Poker has nothing to do with luck.


Don't forget the porcelain dolls.

What shall I do? I think I'll bet.

No, I won't.

I won't bet and I'm folding.

Oh, that's no good.

I... I... I'm betting, I am.

- Folding is no good.

- I know, but I had to.

- She's betting.

- I am. I don't know how, but I am.

You're so lucky. You've been having

such good hands.

No, I'm not.

It's just XXXXXX

- Well, my hand isn't so bad actually.

- I can't do anything.

No, terrible hand.

Look, I'm folding.

- You're folding?

- I am.

With this hand of mine,

the luck is all on your side.

Beatriz, what are you going to do?

I think I'll bet...

I think I'll bet. I'll call.

- Yes, no.

- It looks great.

Ok, here we go, I'll call and raise.

- You're lucky.

- Lucky.

- It's luck.

- It is. It really is luck.

Ok, Ok.





Oh, Guilherme.

- Am I disturbing you, Dad?

- No, not at all, come on.

Come here. Come in.

Come here.

I'm so happy to see you.

I'm really happy to see you.

Is everything all right?

How's the family?

- Your sister, is she well?

- Yes.

The book you lent me...

Did you like it?

It's a children's book, yes...

You think you're too grown up do you?

Go upstairs to the neighbour's house,

there's a tray on the door step.

Get it and come down,

is that all right?

What do I tell him?

Say nothing, the door is closed.

"Thank you"


You're going to think it a bit of a stupid

question. Promise you won't laugh.

I promise.

What does one have to do

to seduce a girl?

Are you in love?

What does one say?

What does one do?

You're not the talkative type,

you're more of the quiet kind.

You don't say anything.

- I don't say anything?

- Nothing.

I say nothing...

And how can I show her I like her then?

Look at her... In the eyes...

Is that how you do it?

But mum was very young.

Did you do the same thing?

Tell me about your love? Is she pretty?

Yes, she is pretty.

Talk to me about her...

I don't feel like talking about her.

Are you coming to pick me up this


Yes, of course.

See you.

- Bye.

- Bye.

Have you been writing?

About a neighbour.

Who is your neighbour?

A poor guy

who doesn't leave his house anymore.

I can relate to that.

I'd like to read it.

I have no more excuses,

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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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