Jack’s Ride

Susana Nobre

Fiction / 16mm / 70' / 2021

At 63 years old and almost retired, Joaquim is forced to follow job centre rules so he can collect unemployment benefits. Despite knowing that he will never return to active life, he must go from company to company asking for stamps to attest that he is looking for work. In these trips he reminisces about his life as an immigrant to the U.S., where he worked as a cab driver in New York and witnessed numerous Wall Street crashes.

With Armindo Martins Rato, Maria Carvalho, Joaquim Veríssimo Calçada Script and Directing Susana Nobre Cinematography Paulo Menezes Sound João Gazua Production Design Nádia Henriques Editing João Rosas, Susana Nobre Sound Editing and Mix Hugo Leitão Colorist Paulo Menezes Production Manager Emidio Barbosa Design André Sentieiro, Giuliane Maciel


Honorable Mention - Documenta Madrid, Spain'21
Best Portuguese Feature Film Award - IndieLisboa, Portugal'21
CISION Press Award - Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'21
Jury Honorable Mention Award - FIDOCS International Documentary Film Festival, Chile'21
Diploma Mejor Pelicula - Construir Cine, Argentina'22
Jean-Loup Passek Prize for Best Portuguese Documentary - MDOC - Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço, Portugal'22


Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale Forum Section, Germany '21
Visions du Réel, Switzerland '21
Documenta Madrid, Spain'21
Macao International Documentary Film Festival, Macau'21
IndieLisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal'21
New Horizons IFF, Poland'21
Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico'21
AFI Latin American Film Festival, USA'21
Dili International Film Festival, Timor-Leste'21
PlayDoc Tui, Spain'21
Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru'21
Viennale, Austria'21
Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, France'21
23th MIDBO, Bogota International Documentary Film Festival, Colombia'21
45th São Paulo International Film Festival, Brasil'21
Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey'21
Dharamshala International Film Festival, India'21
Caminhos do Cinema Português, Portugal'21
Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina'21
Cámara Lúcida - Encuentros Cinematográficos'21, Ecuador'21
Entrevues Belfort Film Festival , France'21
ARCA, Portugal'21
Porto Post Doc, Portugal'21
FIDOCS International Documentary Film festival, Chile'21
Azuay International Film Festival, Ecuador'21
12th Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg'22
Filmer le travail 2022, France'22
Festival Cinéma du Monde de Sherbrooke, Canada'22
27th Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania'22
29TH Days of European Film, Czech Republic'22
61 FICCI (Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias), Colombia'22
Sans Canal Fixe, França'22
40º Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay, Uruguay'22
Construir Cine - International work film festival, Argentina'22
BioCine, Festival Internacional de Cine de Concepción, Chile '22
Not So Happy Film Festival, Sweden'22
La Rochelle, France'22
Kaleidoskop, Austria'22
FLAD: The New Tales from Portuguese Cinema - Anthology Film Archives, EUA'22
MDOC - Festival Internacional de Documentário de Melgaço, Portugal'22
Film Festival Innsbruck, Austria'22
Exground filmfest, Germany'22
Festibérico, Netherlands'23
Imagens no Tejo - Mostra de Cinema Português, Portugal'23
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cuenca, Equador'23
Cine Luso Espirito Mundo, Belgium'23
Festival Résistances, France'24