is a Portuguese film directed by Nuno Bernardo with Igor Regalla, Ana Marta Ferreira and José Condessa. The work, co-funded by ICA and RTP, premiered last March in Portugal (in more than 25 screens), being in the TOP10 of the national premieres of the year. The film, presented in the 2018 edition of the Locarno Film Festival, First Look section, was recently nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor (Igor Regalla).
'Gabriel' is an emotional boxing drama about a young adult trying to find his true identity. Set in the present day and shot in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Lisbon, Olivais, 'Gabriel' tells the story of a young Cape-Verdean fighter who, after his mother dies, travels to Portugal to find his father, a former boxing champion. In this pursuit, Gabriel discovers the past of his father and learns that his future rests upon the decision to enter a dangerous combat.
'Gabriel' is Nuno Bernardo's first feature film that has made different short films, music videos and, most recently, the television documentary 'The Standups' with actor Harland Williams ('Crazy About Mary' ') and the Portuguese series' The Players' and' Amnesia '(the latter recently licensed to the US) for RTP.