At dawn a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from the inside of a well. Women veil their faces in silence while men endure the situation. In the center of it all, a mother awaits her son’s salvation.
The wait is over. The boy’s body emerges from the depths of the earth. How can life cease to be when in nature there is an enduring renewal From a distance the sun sinks into the horizon. There is a new day ahead.
Best Short Film International Competition – Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist» ’16 / Ecumenical Jury Award – Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist» ’16 / Des Enfants de La Licorne Prize – Festival International du Film d’Amiens ’16 / Special Mention Jury – Riga International Short Film Festival ’16 / Melhor Curta-Metragem Rural – Curt’Arruda, Portugal ’16 / Special Mention Jury – Cairo International Film Festival ’16 / Árvore da Vida Award for a Portuguese Film – IndieLisboa ’16
SCRIPT AND DIRECTION Pedro Peralta CINEMATOGRAPHY João Ribeiro SOUND Ricardo Leal EDITING Francisco Moreira SOUND EDITING AND MIX Miguel Martins COLOR CORRECTION Andreia Bertini ART DIRECTION João Paulo Santos (Kid) PRODUCER João Matos