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Synopsis

There is a village in the mountain and a house in the village, where Ema repeats gestures and tasks: she takes care of her grandmother, walks, reads, waits. Until one day the cycle breaks: what happened in the mountain house?

About the directors

Eduardo Brito works on film, writing and photography. He holds a Master’s degree in Artistic Studies - Museology and Curatorial studies - from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (FBAUP) and also a degree programme in scriptwriting at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV, Cuba. He teaches regularly as assistant professor at FBAUP and at the Institut für Architektur und Medien of the TU Graz. Eduardo’s works explore the connections amidst reality, fiction and memory, as well text-image relations: so in the books EAST ENDING (2017) and THE ORCADIANS (2014), and also in the photographic series 5 p.m. HOTEL DE LA GLORIA (with Rui Hermenegildo, 2015) UN SAMEDI SUR TERRE (2017) and STORIES WITH NO RETURN (2018). Eduardo wrote the short films THE SCOUNDREL (Paulo Abreu, 2012), THE GLORY OF FILMMAKING IN PORTUGAL (Manuel Mozos, 2015), CATHERINE OR 1786 (Francisca Manuel, 2017) and THE EVERLASTING MAN (Luís Costa, 2017) and, with Rodrigo Areias, wrote Rodrigo’s feature film BLUE BREATH (2018). Eduardo directed the short films PENUMBRIA (2016), SLOPE (2018) and URSULA (2020).

Director

Eduardo Brito

Country

Portugal

Director of Photography

Luís Costa

Editor

Ricardo Freitas

Music

Surma