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.

Director's Biography

Born in Portugal in 1988, the director studied at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School and at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, France. In his work he explores the relationships between utopias, melancholy, disappearance and desire. His films have screened at numerous festivals including Toronto, San Sebastián and New York as well as featuring in exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. Alongside his work as a filmmaker, he also regularly collaborates in performing arts projects.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jorge Jácome

Written by: Jorge Jácome

Produced by: Jorge Jácome, Pedro Penim

Cinematography: Jorge Jácome, Marta Simões

Editing: Jorge Jácome

Sound Design: Shugo Tekin, Tiago Matos

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2020