Synopsis

In the debut feature of Portuguese filmmaker Catarina Vasconcelos, mysteries dwell in the details. The passage of time is felt in the images of memory, epitomized in bodies and landscapes strictly staged for the camera. In this affective essay-film, the feminine writing of the self, aware of its own fable-like character, unfolds among the cracks of a family kaleidoscope: between father and daughter, grandmother and granddaughter, with the expansive absence of the word mother. The voice-over narration, also poetically shared, is tasked with the gesture of fastening lost moments, rescuing the History of a country reluctant to change, forging new ties and genealogies by way (and because) of cinema. (C. I.)

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Director

Catarina Vasconcelos

Catarina Vasconcelos nasceu em Lisboa em 1986. Depois de se formar na Academia de Belas Artes de Lisboa, mudou-se para Londres onde fez um mestrado no Royal College of Art. Seu projeto de fim de curso, o curta-metragem "Metáfora ou A Tristeza Virada do Avesso", foi seu primeiro filme, que estreou no Cinema du Reel em 2014 onde recebeu o prêmio de Melhor Curta Internacional.

Credits

Producers

Pedro Duarte

Cinematographer

Paulo Menezes

Editor

Francisco Moreira

Sound

Adriana Bolito, Rafael Cardoso

Festivals

Berlim