Ruby

Direction
Year 
2019
Country
  • Portugal 
Duration
25min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The chorus of dawn descends the burned mountain, echoing in the shale walls of a Portuguese village. Ruby awakens and stands in the half light. Outside, her dog Frankie has run away. Daughter of two worlds, the one that the English parents left behind and the Portuguese land of her upbringing that still calls her a foreigner, Ruby moves between the borders of both, without belonging to either. Her best friend, Millie, will be returning to England; the end of their childhood meets the end of a warm summer day.

Details

  • Original title
    Ruby
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mariana Gaivão
  • Cast
    Ruby Taylor, Millie Romer
  • DOP
    João Ribeiro
  • Editing
    Mariana Gaivão
  • Sound
    Rafael Cardoso
  • Duration
    25 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • DocNomads - Portuguese Cinema, Culture and Identity
    • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, Canada
    • Internacional Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • Psarokokalo - Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece
    • Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA
    • Burgas International Film Festival, Bulgaria
    • International Festival of Documentary and Short Films of Bilbao, Spain
    • Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
    • Mecal - International Short Film Festival of Barcelona, Spain
    • Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Festival Internacional de Cine, Spain
  • Awards
    • Cervantes Award as Best Creative Short / Medfilm Festival, Italy
    • Best Short Film, Best Poster / Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal
    • Prize for the Best Portuguese Director / Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal

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