is a Portuguese-Brazilian co-production directed by Brazilian filmmaker Anna Azevedo. The documentary travels throughout Portugal, Brazil, and Cape Verde in search of stories ridden by yearning and inserted in the context of events that marked the history of these three countries connected by the sea and the culture of yearning (Saudade) Such as the colonization process, slavery, dictatorships, and leaving to never return.

The culture of yearning is the thread linking conversations by the sea between Portuguese, Brazilian, and Cape Verdean characters in their countries of origin. The framework is inspired by the strength of the culture of yearning in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Anna Azevedo, director


Director and video artist renowned for her poetic language and unique treatment of archive footage, elements always present in her films  and artistic installations.

With works exhibited at cinema festivals and renowned artistic events, such as the Berlin and the Rotterdam Film Festivals, HotDocs, Sheffield, CPH:DOX, MoMA, the Rio and the São Paulo International Film Festivals, the Venice Biennale, and the Mercosul Biennial.

“Saudade” is her first solo cinematographic feature film.

 

 

festivals/awards


dezembro 2021

54.º. FESTIVAL DE BRASÍLIA DO CINEMA BRASILEIRO (Brazil)
FEATURE FILM COMPETITIVE VIEWING
--  OFFICIAL JURY’S BEST FILM  --

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23º RIO DE JANEIRO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Brazil)

 

 

 

 

credits

 

Original Idea and Director  ANNA AZEVEDO      Director of Photography   VINICIUS BRUM    editors ANNA AZEVEDO, EVA RANDOLPH, FERNANDA TEIXEIRA, PEDRO MAGANO    Sound Technician  PORTUGAL: DUARTE FERREIRA  BRASIL: PEDRO MOREIRA    Additional Sound Technician BRAZIL: DANIEL MARTINS, ALLAN MARINHO, GABRIELA DAMASCENO     DAMASCENO     Post-Production, Colourist FABIO SOUZA     Sound Editing and Mixing MAURÍCIO D'OREY     Graphic Art SÉRGIO DUARTE     Producers ANNA AZEVEDO, PEDRO MAGANO, PEDRO SÁ      Executive Producers    BRASIL: ANNA AZEVEDO  PORTUGAL: LILIANA LASPRILLA, PEDRO MAGANO
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With the presence of: VALTER HUGO MÃE, ABEL COENTRÃO, MARTINHO DA VILA, MARCO LUCCHESI, VICTORIA GRABOIS, MARINETE SILVA, DALVA CORREA, VERA DUARTE, DINA SALÚSTIO, COMUNIDADE DOS RABELADOS DE ESPINHO BRANCO
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Produced by BUTTERFLY FILMES e PIXBEE 

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Country: BRASIL | PORTUGAL
Duration: 70 MIN.
Typo: DOCUMENTÁRIO
Year: 2021