Beyond the Mountains, by Miguel Moraes Cabral, at the Locarno Festival

After the world premiere at the 14th IndieLisboa, the second short film by Miguel Moraes Cabral, Beyond the Mountains (O Homem de Trás-os-Montes) has its international premiere in the Fuori concorso section of the Locarno Festival, from 2nd to 12th August in Switzerland.

A love letter to Trás-os-Montes, the narrative unfolds around a film crew looking for stories in the north of the country. “The story of a search in unknown lands. is the story of a quest in unknown lands. The gaze at the other is fuelled by the imagination and by fragments of other gazes that have wandered the same space before.  Can we only see what we observe? And do we observe nothing but what was already in our mind?”, in the words of Miguel Moraes Cabral.

Beyound the Mountains features Miguel Nunes, João Pedro Bénard, Beatriz Brás, Sérgio Coragem and Isac Graça as cast and is the first fiction produced by Garden Films.

The Fuori Concorso selection offers recent work – feature films and shorts, film essays, documentaries – by well-established filmmakers, out of competition, presented mostly as world or international premiere.