Ascension

Pedro Peralta

During the sunrise, a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from a well. Women veil in silence. Men resist with all their strength. At the center of them all: a Mother waits for her son's body ransom.
The wait is over. From the depths of the earth men pull out the body of the young man.
How can life come to an end if everything in nature is eternally reborn? In the distance the sun floods the horizon. A new day lies ahead.


FESTIVALS:

[2016] IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival (Árvore da Vida Award for a Portuguese Film) [Portugal]
[2016] Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes [France]
[2016] Olhar de Cinema – Festival Internacional de Curitiba [Brazil]
[2016] Lima Independiente - Festival Internacional de Cine [Peru]
[2016] Curtas Vila do Conde [Portugal]
[2016] International Documentary and Short Film Festival - Dokufest [Kosovo]
[2016] São Paulo International Short Film Festival [Brazil]
[2016] International Film Festival of Asian-Pacific countries "Pacific Meridian" [Russia]
[2016] Batumi International Art-House Film Festival [Georgia] 
[2016] Festival du nouveau cinema de Montréal [Canada]
[2016] CineEco [Portugal]
[2016] Chicago International Film Festival [USA]  
[2016] FIFIB - International Independent Film Festival of Bordeaux [France]
[2016] Curt'Arruda - Festival de Cinema de Arruda dos Vinhos [Portugal]
[2016] Riga International Film Festival (Short Riga International Competition Award - Special Mention) [Latvia]
[2016] Kaohsiung International Short Film Festival [Taiwan]
[2016] Molodist - Kyiv International Film Festival (Best Short Film in International Competition, Best Short Film Prize of the Ecumenical Jury) [Ukraine]
[2016] Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema de São Salvador da Bahia [Brazil]
[2016] Bratislava International Film Festival [Slovakia]
[2016] Festival International du Film d'Amiens (Prix des Enfants de la Licorne) [France]
[2016] Cairo International Film Festival (Jury's Special Mention) [Egypt]
[2016] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2016] Leuven Film Festival [Belgium]
[2017] Minimalen Short Film Festival [Norway]
[2017] Sudan Independent Film Festival [Sudan]
[2017] Kustendorf Film Festival [Serbia]  
[2017] Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens de Sintra [Portugal]
[2017] Frames - Portuguese Film Festival [Sweden] 
[2017] FICCI - Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias [Colombia] 
[2017] Belgrade Documentary and Short Films Festival [Serbia] 
[2017] Busan International Short Film Festival [South Korea]
[2017] Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay [Uruguay]
[2017] Shortcutz Vila Real [Portugal]
[2017] FEST - New Director New Films Festival [Portugal]
[2017] Shortcutz Ovar [Portugal]
[2017] Le Festival International de Contis [France]
[2017] Gulbenkian and the Portuguese Cinema [Portugal]
[2017] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2017] ShorTS International Film Festival [Italy]
[2017] MOSCA - Mostra Audiovisual de Cambuquira [Brazil]
[2017] Thai Short Film & Video Festival [Thailand]
[2017] Slow Short Film Festival [United Kingdom]
[2017] Balinale - International Film Festival in Bali [Indonesia]
[2017] Vistacurta [Portugal]
[2017] Religion Today Film Festival [Italy]
[2017] Mostra Internacional de Cinema Fronteiras [Portugal | Spain]
[2017] La Orquidea Film Festival from Cuenca [Ecuador]

Fiction
2016, Portugal, 18'


Script: Pedro Peralta
Cinematography: João Ribeiro
Sound: Ricardo Leal, Miguel Martins
Editing: Francisco Moreira
Production: João Matos / Terratreme Filmes 
Cast: Domicília Nunes, Ricardo Francisco, Alice Calçada, António Pote, António Eusébio, Daniela Toito, Fábio Leiria, João Paulo, José Manuel, Leonel Pirralha, Manuela Domingos, Marlene Monteiro, Susana Monteiro, Vitalina Ferreira

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