A little girl is drawn to the inside of a chestnut tree where she embarks on a mystical voyage through the imaginarium of Trás-os-Montes. Her curiosity guides the viewer between rituals, geographies and customs specific to each one of Trás-os-Montes’ phases of life, like the baptism in Mizarela or the disquieting rite of passage of the “caretos”. Between fantasy and ethnography, emerges an affecting portrait of a people and their land.
Short (11mins) | Portugal
Alexandra Guimarães and Gonçalo L. Almeida finished their degrees in Cinema and Audiovisual at ESAP (Porto) in 2020. Their first collaboration, “Musgo” was their final year film. Both have been Portuguese ambassadors for the LUX Film Prize.