kweliTV | The Thorn of Roses (O Espinho da Rosa)

THE THORN OF THE ROSE (O ESPINHO DA ROSA) \ 1:37:00 min \ Portugal

Beware those who leave unresolved issues with the dead.

Prosecuting Attorney David Lunga's success is overshadowed by the terrifying secrets of Rosa, a beautiful but mysterious woman with whom he falls in love.   What mysteries does she hide?

As the macabre facts unravel, David comes face to face with his own demons and is driven to prove his innocence, recover his reputation and, above all, clear his own conscience. 


Award for Best feature Film, FIC – LUANDA, Luanda International Film Festival – 2013; Award for Best Feature African Film, Special Jury Award Main Actor and Best feature film - Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 (Zanzibar, Tanzânia); Award for Best feature Film, Black International Cinema Berlin 2014, Germany&USA (Berlin, Germany and EUA); Award for Best supporting Actress, Figueira Film Art 2014 (Portugal); Award for Best Actor and Best Director - Eerie Horror Film Festival 2014 - (Pensilvânia, USA); Award for Best feature Film, Premio Giuria del Carcere, Festival Cinema Africano di Verona 2014 – Italy; Audience Award, Especial Mention, World Festival Of Emerging Cinema (Trinidad and Tobago, 2016); Fantasporto 2014 Official Selection (Porto, Portugal); San Diego Black Film Festival 2014 Official Selection (San Diego, EUA); Pan African Film Festival 2014 Official Selection (Los Angeles, EUA); San Francisco Black film festival 2014 Official Selection (San Francisco, EUA); Festin 2014 Official Selection (Lisboa, Portugal); Langston Hughes African American Film Festival 2014 Official Selection (Seatle, USA); Montreal Int. Black Film Festival 2014 Official Selection (Montreal, Canada); Out of Europe – Films from Africa 2014 Official Selection (Germany, Cologne); Africa International Film Festival 2014(Lagos, Nigeria); Balafon Film festival (Italy 2014); Kibaka Florence Festival Cinema Africano (Italy 2014); Toronto International Black Film Festival (Toronto, Canada 2015); Lusophone Film Fest of Nairobi (Quénia 2015); Afrika Filmfestival(Belgium 2015); FESPACO (Burkina Faso 2015); Afrikanisches FilmFestival (Humburg, Germany 2015); Festival cinémas d'Afrique (Lausanne, Switzerland 2015); Ecrans Noirs (Yaoundé, Cameron 2015); Africa Movie Academy Awards (Jonesburg, South Africa 2015; Festival Internacional de Cinema Africano de Bayreuth (Bayreuth, Germany 2015); Festival Internacional de Cinema Africano de Saarbrucken (Saarbrucken, Germany 2015); FESTin - Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa (Bissau, Guiné-Bissau 2015); 18ème Semaine du Cinéma Lusophone(Nice e Grasse, França); 4ª Edição do Mozambique African Film Week  (Mozambique, 2016) FESTin - Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa (São-Tomé e príncipe, 2016); FESTin - Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa (Ceará, Brasil 2016)

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Filipe Henriques

Filipe Henriques was born in the city of Bissau, capital of Guinea - Bissau on the 24 July 1979.  At the age of 18, he was forced to leave his homeland due to armed conflict He attended high school at Taborda (Guinea-Bissau) and at Padre Alberto Neto (Portgual).

In 2001,he joined Lusofona University in Lisbon, where he took a degree in film, video and multimedia communication, through which he had the opportunity to perform several projects at a professional level.

From 2006 to April 2013, Filipe Henriques worked for Plural Entertainment as a Sound Designer. He was the sound designer of several soap operas, such as "Meu Amor" (My Love), winner of the 2010 EMMY for best international fiction.

With his 12 year career as a Director and Scriptwriter, he adds in his curriculum a feature film, 5 short films and several music videos among other projects.

All from this director.