Should the Wind Drop

Original Name: Submissão
English Name: Submission
Year: 2020
Run time: 117 min
Language: Portuguese
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Portugal, France
Director: Leonardo António
Producer: Leonardo António, Stefanie Coimbra
Cast: Iolanda Laranjeiro, Maria João Abreu, João Catarré
Screenplay: Leonardo António
Cinematographer: Guilherme Daniel
Editor: Leonardo António
Sound Designer: João Eleutério, Júlio Pereira
Music Composer: Rodrigo Leao
Costume Designer: Filipa Rodrigues
Production Company: House of Quest, Quattuor Pictures
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  • FF Kitzbuehel 2021
  • Tallinn Black Nights FF 2020
  • European Independent FF 2021
  • Beirut International Women FF 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2014 Agora que Sou Grande (Short)
  • 2012 My Engine's Fragile Sound
  • 2008 Aqua (Short)

Director's Biography:

Nora Martirosyan

Leonardo António is a screenwriter, director and producer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He focuses on creating original stories that venture deep into human behaviour, socio-economic issues and explore the intimacy of human’s complex, and often shadowy, dynamics. In 2008 Leonardo wrote and produced the TV Mockumentary series Noctivagus, for SIC Radical. His first feature film My Engine’s Fragile Sound was exhibited at the Cannes’ Marché Du Film in 2012 and officially selected at the São Paulo IFF. He won four Sophia nominations at the Portuguese Film Academy. His latest feature, Submission, premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights FF.


Lúcia is assaulted by her husband and presses charges against him. She fights the Portuguese legal system along with the Prosecutor's Assistant, Maria João Correia, to force her husband, the son of the State's Vice Attorney, into Court. The case takes place in closed session where Lúcia tries to find justice in a predominantly male world.