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In Portugal films up to 60 minutes are considered short films (compared to other countries where only films up to 30 minutes are shorts). What impression will the Portuguese culture make through this specific format and film choice?...


In Portugal films up to 60 minutes are considered short films (compared to other countries where only films up to 30 minutes are shorts). What impression will the Portuguese culture make through this specific format and film choice? Is Portuguese cinematography on the rise? Our selection will reveal more.

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The Miracle Of Saint Anthony

Milagre De Santo António (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 40 min

In the middle of June the village of Santo Antonio de Mixoes da Serra in the Valdreu region of Northern Portugal honours its Patron Saint with a very special festival.

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Red Dawn

Alvorada Vermelha (Orig.) / 2011 / Portugal / 27 min

February 2011, Red Market, Macao’s famous food market. Two directors, a common look. The gestures and the routines, between life and death. In memoriam Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 – February 28, 2011).

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The Community

A Comunidade (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 23 min

A Comunidade (The Community) is a short documentary focused on CCL the oldest camping park in Portugal.

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A Road As A Street

A Rua Da Estrada (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 24 min

“A Rua da Estrada” travels around Portuguese roads, with its very peculiar landscapes – a seismograph of passing time. Voiced by geographer Alvaro Domingues, the film shows us a trip around Portugal as it is.

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A River Called Bird

Um Rio Chamado Ave (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 22 min

This film explores the continuous journey between the past and the present. In the sense of change, like the natural condition of a river and of man. In low flight across the water, from the source in the mountains to its mouth, we witness the consequences of the indifference of man towards nature. But the river resists. Because everything that runs deep is revealed at the surface.

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Ashes, An Essay On Fire

Cinzas, Ensaio Sobre O Fogo (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 18 min

Gerês, Portugal. Days are born with fire and die with it. Men renew the earth with ancient practices. All beings inhabit the same place.

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Reconversion

Reconversão (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 65 min

“Reconversão” portrays 17 buildings and projects by Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto Moura, accompanied usually by his own writings. It is a search for his architecture, without critical commentary.

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Obligation

Obrigação (Orig.) / 2012 / Portugal / 58 min

In Caxinas, the relationship between the woman and the fisherman is founded on trust, born of their mutual and complete dependence, which is vital for the survival of the family. The wife trusts and depends on the fisherman to survive, the fisherman trusts and depends on the woman to manage his life.

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