Ascension

Pedro Peralta

Fiction / 18’ / 2016

At dawn a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from the inside of a well. Women veil their faces in silence while men endure the situation. In the center of it all, a mother awaits her son’s salvation.

The wait is over. The boy’s body emerges from the depths of the earth. How can life cease to be when in nature there is an enduring renewal?
From a distance the sun sinks into the horizon. There is a new day ahead.

Script and Direction Pedro Peralta Cinematography João Ribeiro Sound Ricardo Leal Editing Francisco Moreira Sound Editing and Mix Miguel Martins Color Correction Andreia Bertini Art Direction João Paulo Santos (Kid) Producer João Matos

    Tree of Life - IndieLisboa'16
    Best International Short Film- Molodist KIFF'16
    Ecumenical Jury Award - Molodist KIFF'16
    Special Mention - Riga IFF'16
    Special Mention - Cairo IFF'16
    Prix des Enfants de la Licorne - Festival international du film d’Amiens'16

    • Indie Lisboa'16
    • Semana da Crítica do Festival de Cannes'16
    • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma'16
    • Chicago IFF'16
    • Olhar de Cinema - Curitiba IFF'16
    • Semaine De La Critique Extensions - La Cinémathèque De Corse
    • Semaine De La Critique Extensions - Cinéma Metropolis In Lebanon
    • Semaine De La Critique Extensions - Czech Cinematheque
    • Semaine De La Critique Extensions - Cinematheque Française
    • Lima Independiente Festival Internacional De Cine'16
    • São Paulo International Short Films Festival'16
    • Dokufest'16
    • International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries “Pacific Meridian”'16
    • Cineeco Seia'16
    • Batumi International Art-House Film Festival'16
    • Riga IFF'16
    • Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux'16
    • Bratislava IFF'16
    • Molodist KIFF'16
    • Kaohsiung IFF'16
    • Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema'16
    • Festival international du film d’Amiens'16
    • Caminhos Film Festival'16
    • Festival International Signes de Nuit'16
    • Leuven Internationaal Kortfilmfestival'16
    • Cairo IFF'16
    • Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival'16
    • Curt'Arruda - 3º Festival de Cinema de Arruda dos Vinhos'16
    • Panorama International Coisa de Cinema'16
    • Sudan Independent Film Festival'17
    • Minimalen Short Film Festival'17
    • Kustendorf Film Festival'17
    • Córtex'17
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias'17
    • 35º Festival Cinematográfico Internacional do Uruguay'17
    • Frames Festival'17
    • 34º Busan International Short Film Festival'17
    • Martovski Festival'17
    • Festival International de Cine Independiente de Cosquín'17
    • Laterale Film Festival'17
    • Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Cine a La Calle'17
    • Festival Finos Filmes'17
    • Shorts International Film Festival'17
    • Kino Otok - Isola Cinema International Film Festival'17
    • 22º Festival International de Contis'17
Pedro Peralta