FLORES / / FLOWERS (2017)

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.

FICTION / super 16mm - dcp / 26'
cinematography

[directed by Jorge Jácome]

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
25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival - Grand Prix '17
Curtocircuíto - International Film Festival - CAMIRA Jury Award '17
Verín International Short Film Festival - Best Short Film award '17
Festival de San Sebastián '17
TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival '17
New York Film Festival '17
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias - FICCI Best Short Film '18
Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival - Best Film; Youth Prize for Best Film '18