Beautiful, truly Portuguese seascapes swept before my eyes. Tied up in these images was my youth, my paradise lost. The vast sea, the beach, the people, all waiting, all dying gently, sadly, beautifully. Life and death were being recorded here as a whole: death as a part of life, a cosmic change, a transformation.

Directors Statement

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing? It took me two years to make my short. It wasn’t difficult to get financing. Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”? If a “European cinema community” is not a reality, film will disappear from Europe. If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? 1. THE WIZARD OF OZ by Victor Fleming 2. PATHER PANCHALI by Satyajit Ray 3. I WAS BORN, BUT … by Yasujiro Ozu 4. FANNY AND ALEXANDER by Ingmar Bergman (We’ll be up all night.) What is your next project? My next project is a fiction film about a company whose goal is to stop people from being afraid.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Miguel Fonseca

Written by: Miguel Fonseca

Produced by: Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar

Cinematography: Mário Castanheira

Editing: Sandro Aguilar

Sound: António Figueiredo

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2013