What Remains

Daniel Soares

IndieLisboa 2021 •

Portugal, Fiction, 2021, 21′

Emílio only has one ram left. After a first failed attempt to sell it, he is forced to go on a trip, through the rural landscape, to secure the sale of his animal.

After a journey through advertising documentary cinema in the USA, Daniel Soares makes his fiction debut, countering his prior fast pace with a surprising silence and slowness. A man and his ram embark on a road movie that turns the Portuguese landscape into a rocky Texas in a fable against the inevitability of things, against oblivion and abandonment, which somehow extend the director's most sustained work, Forgotten. (Ricardo Vieira Lisboa)

Director's Bio

Daniel Soares is a Portuguese filmmaker & photographer, who was born in Germany and currently lives in New York. What Remains is his first narrative short film. His previous short documentary, Forgotten (2018), was screened at several festivals in the US and his photography work has been shown at the International Center of Photography.