Marta Simões

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[directed by Jorge Jácome]

In a natural disaster scenario, the entire population of Azores is forced to evict due to an uncontrolled plague of hydrangeas, a common flower in these islands.

Two young soldiers, bound to the beauty of the landscape, guide us through the stories of sadness of those forced to leave and the inherent desire to resist by staying and inhabiting the islands. The filmic wandering becomes a nostalgic and political reflection on territorial belonging and identity and the roles we assume in the places we come from.

New York Film Festival '17
TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival '17
Festival de San Sebastián '17

Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival * 1st Prize for Best Film * Youth Prize for Best Film '18

25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival * Grand Prix '17
Curtocircuíto - International Film Festival * CAMIRA Jury Award '17
IndieLisboa '17 * FCSH/Nova New Talent Award short film '17
International Kurtzfilmtage Winterthur * Promotional Award International Competition '17
Hamburg International Short Film Festival * Best Film Award '17
Verín International Short Film Festival * Best Short Film award '17
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias * FICCI Best Short Film '18

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