Grain Of Salt

Grain Of Salt
About This Site


Grain Of Salt

is the website of the Filmmaker

Pinto Almeida

here you may find some of his work as a

Director, Editor, Writer and Workshop Teacher

From Lisbon and Based in Berlin.

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R. Almeida
C/o: LIMINOID Productions
Großbeerenstraße 83
10963 Berlin

The Website of Filmmaker Reinaldo Pinto Almeida who is native in English, German and Portuguese and who also speaks French and Spanish.


Premiere at 45th Max Ophüls Film Festival - Competition- January 2024


Denise (38) visits her father (76) who lives in Berlin. He wants to rekindle, but Denise cannot see him for who he is, so she projects onto him, who he was: The absentee. Her younger half-brother Sérgio will trigger some questions in this triangular encounter with their common past. Perhaps the memory of a deceased grandmother can close the gap?


Denise (38) besucht ihren Vater (76), der in Berlin lebt. Denise kann ihn nicht als den sehen, der er ist, deshalb projiziert sie auf ihn, wer er in ihrer Vergangenheit war: Der Abwesende. Ihr jüngerer Halbbruder, Sérgio, wird bei dieser Begegnung einige Fragen aufwerfen. Vielleicht wird die Erinnerung an eine verstorbene Großmutter die Kluft schließen?

Credit List:

Minutos 2024
With: Ela Cosen, Vasco Esteves, Leonardo Can
in a Grain of Salt Film
Writer/Director/Editor: Reinaldo Pinto Almeida
Cinematography: Leigh Lisbão Underwood
Water paintings by Bernd-R. Ewert
Poster and Illustration Bruno Eritt
Sponsoring by The Post Republic
Managing Director: Michael Reuter
Inhouse Producer: Alice Rathert
Colorist: Artem Stretovych

Gaffer: Yukon Benner
1st. AD: Daniel Moersener
Electrician: Katya Ganochkina
Sound: Jacopo Messina
SoundChausee Vision:
Sound Design: Sarah Sprenger
ReRecording Mixer: Torben Seemann
Inhouse Producer: Reemt Allerding

Hier können sie ein Interview im SR mit Reinaldo Pinto Almeida und Leigh L. Underwood hören

Discover the intricacies of generational connections in 'Minutos,' a 10-minute film by director Reinaldo Pinto Almeida. Set against the backdrop of Berlin, the story follows Denise, played by Ela Cosen, as she grapples with the complexities of her relationship with her father Carlos (Vasco Esteves) and the unexpected arrival of her half-brother Sérgio (Leonardo Can). Premiering at the 45th Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis on January 24, 2024, the film beautifully weaves together themes of family, heritage, and the lasting impact of the past. Immerse yourself in this captivating exploration of emotional connections and the ties that bind across generations.