As sereias

  • 31'
  • Portugal
  • 2001
The night of the summer solstice. Explosions of fireworks resound between the two banks of the river like a bombardment. In the river, boats appear and disappear. Lost in the dark, rich and poor dissolve under the firework lights, changing colours every moment. Is it war? Is it the light of the sky descending upon them? Is it the end of the world? Paulo Rocha (Porto, 1935) is one of the most important exponents of the Portuguese nouvelle vague from the sixties. He has made many short films, features and documentaries that are internationally renowned.
Director
Paulo Rocha
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Portugal
Production Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
31'
Medium
35mm
International title
The Mermaids
Language
Portuguese
Producers
Suma Filmes, Porto 2001 European Capital of C, Joao Pedro Bénard
Sales
Agencia - Portuguese Short Film Agency
Screenplay
Regina Guimaraes
Cinematography
Paulo Abreu
Editor
Edgar Feldman