A mãe e o mar

Portuguese fishing village Vila Cha is supposed to be the last place on earth where a small traditional community of fisherwomen still exists, though their traditions are gradually fading away. There used to be more than a hundred boats in the village, but less than ten remain today. Goncalo Tocha makes a purely cinematographic exploration of this unique culture that is under threat of disappearance. Representing this place as a genius loci, a deserted place with an ancient mythology and an epic past, the traces of which can be recognised on the faces of local villagers. Tocha's view is sensitive, austere and profound. Long contemplative takes convey the grandeur of this small silent place, while the murmuring of the sea sounds like an echo of an irretrievable world.

Filmmaker
Gonçalo Tocha
Country
Portugal
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
105’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Dario Oliveira
Production Company
Curtas Metragens CRL
Sales
Curtas Metragens CRL
Writer
Gonçalo Tocha
Cinematography
Gonçalo Tocha, André Guiomar
Editor
Gonçalo Tocha, André Guiomar, Rui Ribeiro
Sound Design
João Cruz, Pedro Ferraz
Website
http://curtas.pt/agencia/filmes/326