Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This is the "air" segment of a proposed four-element dramatic series planned by director Joao Botelho, and could be considered as a companion piece to Joaquim Pinto's Das Tripas Coracao, which has a "fire" theme. In the movie, Miguel is about to have his seventh birthday. Already in his life there is some question about whether he has anything at all to celebrate: his father is in prison, his mother is very depressed, his grandfather (at whose house he is staying) is ill, and may not live long. Even the neighbors seem to be at odds with one another, fighting much of the time.