In the first half of a two-part documentary-in-diary-form, the director tackles the difficult task of accompanying the band Clã in the preparation of a new album, Véspera, following all the moments of rehearsals, recordings and post-production, including the integration of new members in the band. Complicity is the motto in this unveiling of the Porto sextet’s musical process.
Like a diary, Na Sombra is a documentary in two chapters that follows the creation of Clã’s last original album – Véspera – released in Spring 2020. This first chapter – which takes place from the beginning of November 2019 until the end of February 2020 – shows us rehearsals, recordings, meetings with creative teams, closet exchanges, decisions about the album’s design, photo shoots, music video recordings, organization of concert dates, and all the creative process that goes into releasing an album by one of Portugal’s most relevant bands, until the time the world was being taken by surprise by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Helena César)