Ascension

Pedro Peralta

Fiction / 17’ / 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

    Best Short Film International Competition - Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist» '16
    Ecumenical Jury Award - Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist» '16
    Des Enfants de La Licorne Prize - Festival International du Film d'Amiens '16
    Special Mention Jury - Riga International Short Film Festival '16
    Special Mention Jury - Cairo International Film Festival '16
    Árvore da Vida Award for a Portuguese Film - IndieLisboa '16

    • Festival de Cannes – Semaine de la Critique, France '16
    • Festival du Nouveau Cinéma – International Competition, Canada '16
    • Chicago International Film Festival, USA '16
    • Festival de Cannes – Semaine de la Critique Extensions - La Cinémathèque de Corse, France '16
    • Festival de Cannes – Semaine de la Critique Extensions – Cinémathèque de Paris, France '16
    • Festival de Cannes – Semaine de la Critique Extensions – Czech Cinematheque, Czech Republic '16
    • Festival de Cannes – Semaine de la Critique Extensions – Empire Cinemas - Metropolis Sofil, Lebanon, Lebanon '16
    • IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente de Lisboa – Competição Internacional, Portugal '16
    • Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba – Competição, Brazil '16
    • Lima Independente Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru '16
    • Festival Internacional de Curtas de São Paulo, Brazil '16
    • DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival , Kosovo '16
    • IFF Pacific Meridian -International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, Russia '16
    • CineEco - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Ambiente da Serra da Estrela, Portugal '16
    • Batumi International Art House Film Festival, Georgia '16
    • Riga International Short Film Festival, Latvia '16
    • Curt'Arruda - Festival de Cinema Rural de Arruda dos Vinhos, Portugal '16
    • Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux, France '16
    • Bratislava International Film Festival, Slovakia '16
    • Kyiv International Film Festival «Molodist», Ukraine '16
    • Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan '16
    • Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema, Brazil '16
    • Festival International du Film d'Amiens, France '16
    • Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal '16
    • Festival International Signes de Nuit, France '16
    • Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema - Competição Experimental, Portugal '16
    • Leuven Internationaal Kortfilmfestival, Belgium '16
    • Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt '16
    • Sudan Independent Film Festival, Sudan '17
    • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway '17
    • Kustendorf Film Festival, Serbia '17
    • Festival Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens de Sintra, Portugal '17
    • FICCI – Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia '17
    • Festival Cinematográfico Internacional do Uruguay, Uruguay '17
    • Frames Festival, Sweden '17
    • Busan International Short Film Festival, South Korea '17
    • Martovski Festival - Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbia '17
    • FICIC - Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Cosquín, Argentina '17
    • FICICA - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Cine a la Calle, Colombia '17
    • Festival de Finos Filmes, Brazil '17
    • FEST - New Directors New Films Festival de Cinema de Espinho, Portugal '17
    • ShorTS International Film Festival, Italy '17
    • International Film Festival Kino Otok – Isola Cinema, Slovenia '17
    • Le festival international de Contis, France '17
    • MOSCA - Mostra Audiovisual de Cambuquira / Cambuquira Short Film Festival, Brazil '17
    • Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau, China '17
    • Slow Short Film Festival, UK '17
    • Vista Curta - Festival de Curtas de Viseu, Portugal '17
    • CineFest Luso Mundo, Belgium '17
    • Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Thailand '17
    • Balinale International Film Festival, Indonesia '17
    • OIFF - Ouarzazate International Film Festival , Morocco '17
    • Mostra Internacional de Cinema «fronteiras», Spain '17
    • Festival de Cinema Português na Rússia '17
    • Pori Film Festival, Finland '17
    • Museo Casa de Colón, Spain '17
    • Festival de Cine La Orquídea Cuenca, Ecuador '17
    • Laterale Film Festival, Italy '17
    • Shortcutz Guimarães'17
    • Les Inattendus - Festival de Films (Trés) Indépendants, France '18
    • ICA - Frames of Representation’18
    • Minikino Film Week, Indonesia ’18
Pedro Peralta