The Hissing of Summer Sands

“The Hissing of Summer Sands” tell us about ‘The whistle man’, a sea-side character from the fascist years.

A Toca do Lobo

Catarina Mourão has become one of the most delicate filmmakers in Portuguese cinema. The director now presents a portrait of another figure in Portuguese cultural history: her grandfather and writer Tomaz de Figueiredo. A film that gently unveils a family separated by his death through stories written in a country controlled by the fascist dictatorship. )

Pelas Sombras

Come and see the painting I’m doing. A little bit large, it doesn’t fit in any museum. And so little, so very little, that all the people passing don’t even notice it. A canvas with a strange shape. What’s worth is that it isn’t necessary to stretch it. In itself it’s always ready to receive touches, winds, seasons, rain, sun…

Ê Flor da Pele

This is the story of Rui’s summer. Rui is a 13 year old boy who unlike all the other kids of his age doesn’t like football and fighting. He prefers to take refuge in a dream like world surrounded by dinosaurs and other animals from the forest. The film focuses on daily life in a poor housing estate in Porto and, in particular, on a group of children aged between 8 and 14. It follows their life outdoors always inventing new games. Parents are seldom home and children have space and freedom to create their own rules, games of power many times copying the models they know from home. This is a special summer: people are expecting the European Football Cup and the possible victory of the Portuguese team will raise the morale of a country in full recession. Kids and adults are hypersensitive, feelings go over the top. TVS are put outdoors and the games of the European cup are followed by children and adults as an almost religious ritual. The film focuses on daily life in a poor housing estate in Porto and, in particular, on a group of children aged between 8 and 14. It follows their life outdoors always inventing new games. Parents are seldom home and children have space and freedom to create their own rules, games of power many times copying the models they know from home.