Maria starts to show signs of wanting to belong somewhere else: scales appear on her skin, roots appear on her legs, and she hears the sound of water - she dreams of being a fish. One day her daughter comes across her disappearance and reconstructs, through the memory of her gestures and meetings with her mother, a possible explanation for her escape.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Leonor Noivo

Written by: Leonor Noivo

Produced by: João Matos

Cinematography: Vasco Viana

Editing: Mariana Gaivão, Raul Domingues, Leonor Noivo

Make-Up & Hair: Rita Castro

Original Score: Zélia Barbosa

Sound: Olivier Blanc, Rafael Cardoso, Nuno Carvalho

Cast: Alexandra Espiridião (mother), Isabel Costa (daughter), Lília Trajano (colleague), Ana Teresa Magalhães (colleague)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2022