Scene from the film Ruins
Scene from the film Ruins
Scene from the film Ruins
Scene from the film Ruins
Scene from the film Ruins
Scene from the film Ruins
Scene from the film Ruins
Scene from the film Ruins
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Fragments of spaces and times, remains of eras and places inhabited only by memories and ghosts. Traces of things which time, the elements, nature and human action have modified and still do. With the passing of time everything that was cease to exist, eventually becoming into something else.

Places that no longer make sense, that are no longer necessary, that are no longer fashionable. Forgotten, obsolete, stark, empty places.

It isn’t necessary to explain why they were created or why they existed, nor the reasons why they were abandoned or transformed. We’re only promoting an idea, somehow poetic, about something that was and still is part of this country’s (hi)story.

French subtitles are available for download only in DVD format.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Manuel Mozos
  • DOP
    Luís Miguel Correia, João Nicolau, Sandro Aguilar
  • Editing
    Telmo Churro
  • Music
  • Sound
    António Pedro Figueiredo, Armanda Carvalho
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • DOC’s KINGDOM Seminar [Serpa – Portugal, 2009]
    • 16th Valdivia International Film Festival [Chili, 2009]
    • VIENNALE – Vienna International Film Festival ’09 [Austria, 2009]
    • London French Institute – Special programming by Indielisboa [UK, 2009]
    • Pera Museum, Istambul – Special programming by Indielisboa [Turkey, 2009]
    • Kinodvo, Ljubljana – Special programming by Indielisboa [Slovenia, 2009]
    • Arsenal – Institut fur Film und Videokunst – Special programming by Indielisboa [Berlin, Gemany, 2009]
    • CPH DOX [Denmark, 2009]
    • Festival de Curtas de Belo Horizonte [Brazil, 2009]
    • Images de Ville [France, 2009]
    • Festival Luso Brasileiro de St Maria da Feira [Portugal, 2009]
    • Ambulante [México, 2010]
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria [Spain, 2010]
    • Festival Internacional Cinematográfico de Uruguay [Uruguay, 2010]
    • BAFICI – Buenos Aires International Film Festival [Argentina, 2010]
    • Otago: Festival De Cinema Luso-Brasileiro [New Zealand, 2010]
  • Awards
    • Indielisboa’09 – National Competition [Portugal, 2009]: TOBIS Award for Best Portuguese Feature Film
    • FIDMARSEILLE – 20th International Documentary Film Festival of Marseille – International Competition [France, 2009]: Georges de Beauregard International prize
    • Filminho – Galician and Portuguese Film Festival [Portugal, Spain, 2009]: Jury Special Mention is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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