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After 14 years away from her homeland, Salome is forced to return to Cape Verde to see her dying brother. During her stopover at Lisbon airport, Agueda, a cleaning lady recognizes Salome as Mila, her childhood friend. Agueda invites Salome to her home. The neighborhood transports her on a spiritual journey, whose destination unfurls a painful bond with her homeland.

About the director

Denise Fernandes was born in Lisbon in 1990. She studied Film Directing and Production at the International Conservatory of Audiovisual Sciences in Lugano. Her diploma film Una Notte debuted at the 64th edition of the Locarno Film Festival. From 2011 to 2013, she studied Filmmaking at Cuba’s International School of Film and TV, where she directed the films Pan Sin Mermelada and Idyllium She is currently preparing her first feature film, Hanami, set in Cape Verde.


Denise Fernandes


Portugal, Switzerland


Denise Fernandes

Director of Photography

Marta Simoes


Pedro Marques