When We Dead Awaken

Tomás Paula Marques

"When We Dead Awaken" is an experimental fabulation about the Fairies' Tree. This tree is mentioned several times in Joan of Arc's trial. Imagining it multiplied in space and time, this film ritualizes this historical element, reappropriating it and turning it into a symbol of gender dissidents prosecuted by the Inquisition.


[2022] DocLisboa [Portugal]
[2022] Batalha Centro de Cinema [Portugal]
[2023] Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen [The Netherlands]
[2023] Porto Femme [Portugal]
[2023] La Fête du Slip [Switzerland]
[2023] BuSho – Budapest Short Film Festival [Hungary]

Fiction, Documentary, Experimental
2022, Portugal, Spain, 10’

Script: Tomás Paula Marques
Cinematography: Lorena Barrera Enciso, Maria Inês Gonçalves, Pablo Lillo Aguilar, Tomás Paula Marques
Sound: Pablo Lillo Aguilar, Marcelo Tavares
Editing: Tomás Paula Marques
​Production:Tomás Paula Marques / Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Cast: Tomás Paula Marques, João Abreu, Lorena Barrera Enciso, Maria Inês Gonçalves