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It's the Earth, not the Moon  //  É na Terra, não é na Lua (Orig.)

DIR: Gonçalo Tocha
2011 / Portugal / 185 min

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A cameraman and a soundman arrive on the smallest island of the Azores in 2007. Right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Corvo is a large rock with the crater of a volcano and a single tiny village of 440 people whose almost 500 year old history is hardly discernible, due to the lack of written records. The documentary follows the contemporary life of a civilization isolated in the middle of the sea. A long Atlantic film-odyssey, divided in 14 chapters combining anthropological records, literature, lost archives, mythological and autobiographical stories.

About

Director Gonçalo Tocha
Screenplay Gonçalo Tocha, Dídio Pestana, Rui Ribeiro, Rui Gulherme Lopes
Dir. of Photography Gonçalo Tocha
Editing Gonçalo Tocha, Rui Ribeiro, Catherine Villeret
Music Dídio Pestana
Sound Dídio Pestana
Duration 185 min
Year 2011
Country Portugal
Colour Colour
Tags landscape, observational, poetic, social issues
Production Gonçalo Tocha
Gonçalo Tocha
Country:  Portugal

Distribution
Festivals

Festival Locarno 2011


Doclisboa ...

Festival Locarno 2011


Doclisboa 2011


BAFICI - Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2012


San Francisco International Film Festival 2012


Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2011


Vancouver International Film Festival 2011


Valdivia International Film Festival 2011


Viennale 2011


Riviera Maya International Film Festival 2012


É tudo verdade (Brazil) 2012


Panazorean International Film Festival 2012


San Francisco International Film Festival 2012


Vilnius International Film Festival 2012


Jeonju International Film Festival 2012

Awards

Doclisboa 2011 - City of ...

Doclisboa 2011 - City of Lisbon Award for Best Mid or Feature-Lenght Film of the International Competition


Festival Locarno 2011 - Special Mention


BAFICI - Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2012 - Best film in "Cine del futuro"


San Francisco International Film Festival 2012 - Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature


DocumentaMadrid 2012 - Best Film in the International Competition



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