The Hissing of Summer Sands

Catarina Mourão

“The whistle man” was a typical character of the portuguese sea-side during the Fascist Portugal. His story has so many versions that he has become a myth: A poor crazy man who lost his baby girl, a professional homeless who lived from the charity of rich families, a pedofile or a summer father Christmas. His whistle announced his arrival and attracted boys and girls or made them run away. Last year I found 30 seconds of footage of this man which until then was just a memory. Is he more real now?


FESTIVAIS:

[2019] Visions du Réel - Festival International de Cinéma Nyon [Switzerland]
[2019] É tudo Verdade – International Documentary Film Festival [Brazil]
[2019] International Short Film Festival Oberhausen [Germany]
[2019] IndieLisboa International Film Festival (National Competition Jury's Special Mention) [Portugal]
[2019] Porto Femme Film Festival [Portugal]
[2019] Curtas Vila do Conde [Portugal]
[2019] Moscow International Experimental Film Festival [Russia]
[2019] MDOC - Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço [Portugal]

Documentary, Fiction
2019, Portugal, 15’

Script: Catarina Mourão
Cinematography: Paulo Menezes
Sound: Armanda Carvalho, Tiago Matos
Music: Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes, Ricardo Jacinto, Bruno Pernadas
Editing: Pedro Mateus Duarte
Production: Laranja Azul

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