Susana Nobre at IFFR
In this quietly poetic film, Maria do Céu returns beyond the Tagus to fertile, polyphonic Alentejo and a village she left forty-five years ago for Lisbon.
A lot has to be re-adjusted when mother and son return home after years spent abroad. A gentle observation of family ties in transition.
This feature debut by documentary maker Nobre is a jewel, made with the unusual precision and moving clarity that seems the reserve of Portuguese filmmakers. Following two young parents after the birth of their baby, the film examines the calm rhythm of daily life by zooming in on many moments that may not be as ordinary as they appear.
Tudo o que imagino
Inspired by a documentary, a kind, meticulous portrait of an adolescent boy from the area of Alcoitão. A youthful summer on screen.