Maria do Mar

João Rosas

Fiction / HD / 35’ / 2015

It’s a summer weekend in a country house near Sintra. Fourteen-year-old Nicolau is spending a couple of days with his older brother Simão and his friends, all of them in their late twenties. Everyone is drawn to beautiful and quiet Maria do Mar, but it’s Nicolau who will see his life shaken the most by this unexpected female presence. Between homework and tree-climbing, stories about a deceased philandering grandfather and the origins of tortellini’s shape, a friend in a costume nursing a broken heart, and dancing seduction games, Nicolau observes this group of young adults with the awe of the outsider and the fascination of nothing ever being the same again.

Written and Directed João Rosas Assistant Director Jorge Cramez Script supervisor André Santos Director of photography Paulo Menezes First assistant camera Nuno Dias Ferreira Additional first assistant camera Filipe Pantana Grip Pedro Curto Sound Director António Pedro Figueiredo Sound Assistant Ricardo Ganhão Sound Assistant Ricardo Leal Art Direction Nádia Henriques Art Direction Maria Ribeiro Producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar and João Matos Executive producer Susana Nobre Production manager Bárbara Valentina Production coordinator Cristina Almeida Production chief Isabel Dias Martins Production assistant Ricardo Pais Nunes Production assistant Diogo Allen Production assistant Pedro Peralta Editing Luís Miguel Correia, João Rosas Sound Editing and mixing Tiago Matos Color Correction Paulo Américo

    Best Short Film - National Competition - Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema '15

    Best Short Film - Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba '16

    Prize A.E.C. for best photography – Competição Internacional - Festival Ibérico de Cine - Sesión Oficial '16

    Prize CEXECI Young Jury- Festival Ibérico de Cine - Sesión Oficial '16

  • Francisco Melo
  • Mariana Galvão
  • Miguel Carmo
  • André G. Pinto
  • Paola Giuffrida
  • Maria Canelhas
  • Luís Araújo
  • Miguel Plantier

    Ante-estreias, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Portugal '15

    ANTOFADOCS - Festival Internacional de Cine de Antofagasta, Chile '16

    Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe – Filmoteca de Galicia, Spain '17

    Cinema Português em Moscovo e São Petersburgo, Russia '16

    Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal '15

    Festafilm, Festival de Cinema Lusófono, France '16

    FestiFreak Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata, Argentina '16

    BAFICI - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente de Buenos Aires, Argentina '16
    Festival Cinematográfico Internacional do Uruguay, Uruguay '16

    Festival Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens de Sintra, Portugal '16

    Festival de Cine y Televisión Reino de León, Spain '16

    Festival de Cinema Luso Brasileiro – Cineclubedafeira, Portugal '15

    Festival de Finos Filmes, Brazil '17

    Festival du cinéma de Brive / Rencontres Européennes du Moyen Métrage, France '16

    Festival Ibérico de Cine - Sesión Oficial, Spain '16

    FFF Fronteira – Festival Internacional do Filme Documentário e Experimental, Brazil '17

    Film Festival Ceau, Romania '16

    Lima Independente Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru '16

    Locarno International Film Festival – Pardi di Domani Competition, Switzerland '15

    Meetings of Young European Cinema, Bulgaria '15

    Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba, Brazil '16

    SACO, II Semana del Audiovisual Contemporáneo en Oviedo, Spain '16

    Zinebi - Bilboko Dokumentalen eta Film Laburren Nazioarteko Jaialdia / International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain '15

    BAFICI - Buenos Aires International Festval of Independet Cinema, Argentina '16

    Festival Diálogo de Cinema, Brazil '16

Ana Teresa Ascensão