Flores

Jorge Jácome

In a natural crisis scenario, the entire population of Azores is forced to evict due to an uncontrolled plague of hydrangeas, a common flower in these islands.
Two young soldiers, bound to the beauty of the landscape, guide us to the stories of sadness of those forced to leave and the inherent desire to resist by inhabiting the islands. The filmic wandering becomes a nostalgic and political reflection on territorial belonging and identity, and the roles we assume in the places we came from.


FESTIVALS:

[2017] IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival (New Talent Award – Short Film) [Portugal]
[2017] Curtas Vila do Conde [Portugal]
[2017] Toronto International Film Festival [Canada]
[2017] San Sebastian Film Festival [Spain]
[2017] 25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival (Grand Prix) [Croatia]
[2017] Reykjavík International Film Festival [Iceland]
[2017] Curtocircuíto - International Film Festival (CAMIRA Jury Award) [Spain]
[2017] New York Film Festival [USA]
[2017] Festifreak Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata [Argentina]
[2017] Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux [France]
[2017] International Short Film Festival Winterthur (Promotional Award of the International Competition) [Switzerland]
[2017] Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema [Brazil]
[2017] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal]
[2017] Verín International Short Film Festival (Best Short Film Award)[Spain]
[2018] Portland International Film Festival [USA]
[2018] Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias - FICCI (Best Short Film Award) [Colombia]
[2018] Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival (First Prize for the Best Film; Youth Prize for the Best Film)[Spain] 
[2018] Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (Short Film Competition Special Mention) [Mexico]
[2018] IBAFF - Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia [Spain]
[2018] Short Waves Festival [Poland]
[2018] Glasgow Short Film Festival [UK]
[2018] Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival - BIEFF (BIEFF 2018 Main Award) [Romania]
[2018] Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen [The Netherlands]
[2018] Sarasota Film Festival [USA]
[2018] European Media Art Festival - Osnabrück [Germany]
[2018] Lovers Film Festival - Torino LGBTQI Vision (Irregular Lovers Award) [Italy]
[2018] Crossing Europe [Austria]
[2018] Other Uses 06 - EMPAC [USA]
[2018] Festival Rulfiano de las Artes [Mexico]
[2018] Cristina Enea Foundation [Spain]
[2018] FICMEC - The International Environmental Film Festival of the Canary Islands [Spain]
[2018] Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Best Short from the International Competition; Audience Award) [Germany]
[2018] Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove [Spain]

Fiction
2017, Portugal, 26’

Script:
 Jorge Jácome, David Cabecinha
Cinematography: Marta Simões
Sound: Marco Leão
Music: Terry Riley
Editing: Jorge Jácome
Production: João Figueiras / Blackmaria
Cast: André Andrade, Pedro Rosa, Gabriel Desplanque, Jorge Jácome

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