Past Perfect

Jorge Jácome

"Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing of the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until origin of the species, at least. This feeling common to many latitudes is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past." Pedro Penim

[2019] Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival [Germany]
[2019] Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival [Spain]
[2019] Hong Kong International Film Festival [Hong Kong]
[2019] Vilnius International Film Festival [Lithuania]
[2019] New Directors New Films [USA]
[2019] Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Best European Short Art Film Award) [The Netherlands]
[2019] Cortisol - Berlin [Germany]
[2019] IndieLisboa International Film Festival (International Competition's Short Film Grand Prize) [Portugal]
[2019] Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Best Film Award) [Germany]
[2019] Sheffield DocFest [UK]
[2019] Special focus at Tabakalera [Spain]
[2019] Art Film Fest Košice [Slovakia]
[2019] Edinburgh International Film Festival [UK]
[2019] Cinema Jove - Valencia International Film Festival [Spain]
[2019] DokuFest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival [Kosovo]
[2019] Curtas Vila do Conde [Portugal]
[2019] Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (Main Award) [Russia]
[2019] Kinemastik International Short Film Festival [Malta]
[2019] Cineteca Madrid [Spain]
[2019] Rooftop Films Summer Series [USA]
[2019] Cinemateca Portuguesa [Portugal]
[2019] CineAvante! [Portugal]
[2019] 25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival [Croatia]
[2019] Curtocircuito International Film Festival [Spain]
[2019] Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporaneo [Mexico]
[2019] Track of Time [Poland]
[2019] Close-Up [Portugal]
[2019] Uppsala International Short Film [Sweden] (Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards)
[2019] Viennale [Austria]
[2019] Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur [Switzerland]
[2019] Janela Internacional de Cinema de Recife [Brazil]
[2019] New trends of short film and short films making - Autumn Meeting [Vietnam]
[2019] Mar del Plata International Film Festival [Argentina]
[2019] Kurzfilmfestival Köln [Germany]
[2019] Cámara Lúcida - Encuentros Cinematográficos [Peru]
[2019] Cairo International Film Festival [Egypt]
[2019] Caminhos do Cinema Português [Portugal] (Special Mention - Press Jury Cision)
[2019] Athens Avant Garde Film Festival [Greece]
[2019] Verín International Short Film Festival [Spain]
[2019] Bogotá Short Film Festival - BOGOSHORTS [Colombia]
[2019] Semana de Cine Portugués - MALBA [Argentina]
[2019] Semana de Cine Portugués - Cineteca Nacional Santiago [Chile]
[2020] Minimalem Short Film Festival [Norway]
[2020] Prague Short Film Festival [Czech Republic]
[2020] Tenerife Shorts [Spain]
[2020] One-Day-Festival in Cologne [Germany]
[2020] Triste para Sempre [Portugal]
[2020] Craving for Narrative [The Netherlands]
[2020] Rencontres Internationales Paris Berlin [France]
[2020] Semana de Cine Portugués - Cineteca Nacional - Cidade do México [Mexico]
[2020] Semana de Cine Portugués - Cineclub Municipal - Córdoba [Argentina]
[2020] Portland International Film Festival [USA]
[2020] International Short Film Festival Oberhausen [Germany]
[2020] Mostra de Cinema Português em Macau [Macao]
[2020] International Festival Signs of the Night [Thailand]
[2020] EXis Film Festival [South Korea]
[2020] Rencontres Paris Berlin [Germany]
[2020] Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz-Art [Ukraine]
[2020] Videoex Festival [Switzerland]
[2020] Uppsala Short Film Festival [Sweden]
[2020] Entre Olhares - Mostra de Cinema [Portugal]
[2020] Ljubljana International Film Festival [Slovenia]
[2020] Blue Danube Film Festival [Austria/Hungary]
[2020] Festival Cinematografico Internacional del Uruguay [Uruguay]
[2020] 33rd European Film Awards - Ceremony [Iceland]
[2020] Frames - Portuguese Film Festival [Sweden]
[2021] Tampere Film Festival [Finland]
[2021] Glasgow Short Film Festival [United Kingdom]
[2021] Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS2 [Latvia]
[2021] Exibição na Cinemateca de Bogotá [Colombia]
[2021] Exibição no MAMM [Colombia]
[2021] THIS IS SHORT [Europe]
[2021] Hamburg Short Film Festival [Germany]
[2022] The Norwegian Short Film Festival [Norway]
[2021] Shortcutz Leiria [Portugal]
[2021] Curtas Vila do Conde (New Voices Programme) [Portugal]
[2021] European Film Festival Palić [Serbia]
[2021] Motovun Film Festival [Croatia]
[2021] DokuFest [Kosovo]
[2021] Sarajevo Film Festival [Bosnia and Herzegovina]
[2021] FeKK Ljubljana Short Film Festival [Slovenia]
[2021] Concorto Film Festival [Italy]
[2021] Brussels Short Film Festival [Belgium]
[2021] OFF – Odense International Film Festival [Denmark]
[2021] Drama International Short Film Festival [Greece]
[2021] Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy [Finland]
[2021] Tirana International Film Festival [Albania]
[2021] ARTOS [Cyprus]
[2021] Reykjavík International Film Festival [Iceland]
[2021] Festival Cinespaña [France]
[2021] First Crossings [Slovenia]
[2021] Festival del Cinema Europeo [Italy]
[2021] Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur [Switzerland]
[2021] KFFK / Kurzfilmfestival Köln [Germany]
[2022] Cinemax no Nimas [Portugal]
[2022] e-flux [USA]
[2022] Easterfield Festival [Germany]
[2022] Message to Man [Russia]
[2023] CineMigrante Film Festival [Argentina]
[2023] Wuhan Photography Art Center [China]
[2024] Courtisane Festival [Belgium]

Experimental, Fiction, Documentary
2019, Portugal, 23’

Script: Jorge Jácome, Pedro Penim
Cinematography: Jorge Jácome, Marta Simões
Sound: Shugo Tekina, António Porém Pires
Music: Shugo Tekina, Rui Lima, Sérgio Martins, Chopin
Editing: Jorge Jácome
Production: Jorge Jácome