Jack's Ride

Susana Nobre

16mm / 70’ / 2021

At 63 years old and almost retired, Joaquim is forced to follow job centre rules so he can collect unemployment benefits. Despite knowing that he will never return to active life, he must go from company to company asking for stamps to attest that he is looking for work. In these trips he reminisces about his life as an immigrant to the U.S., where he worked as a cab driver in New York and witnessed numerous Wall Street crashes.

with Armindo Martins Rato, Maria Carvalho, Joaquim Veríssimo Script and Directing Susana Nobre Cinematography Paulo Menezes Sound João Gazua Art Direction Nádia Henriques EditingJoão Rosas, Susana Nobre Sound Editing and Mix Hugo Leitão Color Correction Paulo Menezes Production Direction Emidio Barbosa Design André Sentieiro, Giuliane Maciel

    Honorable Mention - Documenta Madrid, Spain'21
    Best Portuguese Feature Film Award - IndieLisboa, Portugal'21
    CISION Press Award - Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'21

    • Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale Forum Section, Germany '21
    • Visions du Réel, Switzerland '21
    • Documenta Madrid, Spain'21
    • Macao International Documentary Film Festival, Macau'21
    • IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal'21
    • New Horizons IFF, Poland'21
    • Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico'21
    • AFI Latin American Film Festival, USA'21
    • Dili International Film Festival, Timor-Leste'21
    • PlayDoc Tui, Spain'21
    • Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru'21
    • Viennale, Austria'21
    • Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, France'21
    • 23th MIDBO, Bogota International Documentary Film Festival, Colombia'21
    • 45th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brasil'21
    • Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey'21
    • Dharamshala International Film Festival, India'21
    • Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'21
    • Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina'21
    • Cámara Lúcida - Encuentros Cinematográficos'21, Ecuador'21
    • Entrevues Belfort Film Festival , France'21
    • ARCA, Portugal'21
    • Porto Post Doc, Portugal'21
    • FIDOCS International Documentary Film festival, Chile'21
André Sentieiro