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September by Leonor Noivo

Mother and son move into a new house, a new city, a new story. A new season promises an unbound vision. It is summer and everything seems to slow down, but in order to advance one must take a stand. Nights and days arrive like a braking train. One must go back to the starting point, a movement of change that is a moment of reunion and renovation.

Going back to the place of his childhood, the son will want to reunite with his father to retrieve the present. On the other hand, bewildered and amazed, the mother will discover the possibility of another love. Both surrender themselves to the deepest memories, seeking to establish a link with what stayed there, with what was lost. Mother and son take different paths that lead to the same landscape. The forest is thick and they walk in the dark, and from the ABYSS a new gesture is born, one that is the beginning of a metamorphosis, and both will have to meet in a space and time that is theirs only.

About The Author

Leonor Noivo studied Architecture and Photography before joining the Lisbon Theatre and Film School in 1997, where she specialized in Editing and Directing. In 2006 she attended the Documentary Filmmaking course of Ateliers Varan at the C. Gulbenkian Foundation. Since 1999 she is a script-supervisor and assistant director in fiction films and documentaries, and has worked with directors such as João Pedro Rodrigues, José Nascimento, João Salaviza, João Nicolau, João Dias, Pedro Pinho, Tiago Hespanha, Luísa Homem, Frederico Lobo, André Godinho, João Vladimiro, Inês Oliveira, Pedro Caldas, Rui Simões, Sol de Carvalho, João Botelho, among others. She collaborated several artists of the performance area, creating contents and video installations, with the companies Cão Solteiro, Teatro Praga, Clara Andermatt, João Garcia Miguel and Companhia Caótica. She integrated training teams of Documentary Directing courses with Associação Corredor, Azores, in 2010, and with the production company Vende-se Films in KeLiKela project with young residents of Casal da Boba, Amadora, in 2011. She provided training in project monitoring in the Cinema Course of Ar.Cocoordinated by Luísa Homem in 2014 and 2015, and currently teaches Editing in the Sound and Image Course at ESAD.

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