The summer holidays take Inês to the house where she grew up. Recovering from a recent family mourning, we follow her return to the city she lives in. A heat wave follows her night walks.
There is an immense heat in Dias de Cama. The heat of summer, but also the heat of the excitement of new adventures, amorous encounters, physical training, or just housework. Dealing with life and death impassively does not equal indifference. And that’s why this film is so challenging and exciting. The editing (one of the strong points of this short film) dictates varied interpretations, stressing a very strong point of view, that of its author. You never know what awaits you next. Just like in our life, the next second is different from the previous one. And the adrenaline of the unknown, the good and the bad, is felt through the gaze of one who contemplates death, a game, the other or just the camera. An enigma should not be revealed, under penalty of losing its essence and this is what I want to translate in this text. The film is not for writing, it is for seeing. (Miguel Valverde)