23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Whale Beards

Mariana Bártolo

Portugal
2020, 11'

The repository for the myths and memories of a village on the Atlantic coast. The stories appear as if the oral tradition were the only narrative that remains, bringing to the present ancient and almost lost traditions.

A film about the land that looks like a dream awakening memories inscribed in time. A voice tells us the experience of a search in the landscape that is surveyed and traversed, while the camera ‘walks’ across the ground. A sensory film that awakens old beliefs where a (magic) wand acts alone… Sensory acuity rises, the body vibrates in another landscape-body that is felt in the film. Where is the water under your feet? (Carlota Gonçalves)

National Competition

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
World
ORIGINAL TITLE
Barbas de Baleia
LANGUAGE
Portuguese (PT)
SCRIPT
Mariana Bártolo
CAST
Maria da Conceição Ferreira, Horácio Pinto
PHOTOGRAPHY
Martin Paret
SOUND
Anna Baydak
EDITING
Mariana Bártolo
PRODUCER
Mariana Bártolo

BIO

Mariana Bártolo (1987, Porto) is a filmmaker, performer and media artist. She studied dance in Lisbon until 2009 and completed her studies at the KHM – Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2020. She directed the short films Meek (2021), Whale Beards (2021), Interior (2017) and The Factory (2012).

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