Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing for the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until the origin of the species, at least. This feeling, common to many latitudes, is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past.

Director's Biography

Jorge Jácome was born in Viana do Castelo (Portugal) in 1988 and spent is childhood in Macau. He completed his degree in Cinema in 2010 at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema and in 2016 graduated with ‘felicitations du jury’ from Le Fresnoy - Studio national des Arts Contemporains. His work is based on a strongly intuitive and sensorial process resulting in films made of narrative drifts, unexpected relationships and unusual encounters.
His short films have been shown at film festivals in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Slovenia, Poland and Israel, and in retrospectives at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Palais de Tokyo, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, CalArts - California Institute of the Arts and at Georgetown University.

2019 PAST PERFECT, short
2017 FLORES, short
2016 FIESTA FOREVER, short
2015 A GUEST + A HOST = A GHOST, short
2013 PLUTÃO, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jorge Jácome

Written by: Jorge Jácome, Pedro Penim

Produced by: Jorge Jácome

Cinematography: Jorge Jácome, Marta Simões

Editing: Jorge Jácome

Original Score: Jorge Jácome, Pedro Penim

Sound: Shugo Tekina, António Porém Pires

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2020
  • Short Film Candidates 2020