Maria do Mar

João Rosas

Fiction / HD / 36' / 2015

It’s a summer weekend in a country house near Sintra. Fourteen-year-old Nicolau is spending a couple of days with his older brother Simão and his friends, all of them in their late twenties. Everyone is drawn to beautiful and quiet Maria do Mar, but it’s Nicolau who will see his life shaken the most by this unexpected female presence. Between homework and tree-climbing, stories about a deceased philandering grandfather and the origins of tortellini’s shape, a friend in a costume nursing a broken heart, and dancing seduction games, Nicolau observes this group of young adults with the awe of the outsider and the fascination of nothing ever being the same again.

With Francisco Melo, Mariana Galvão, Miguel Carmo, André G. Pinto, Paola Giuffrida, Maria Canelhas, Luís Araújo, Miguel Plantier Script and Directing João Rosas Script Supervisor André Santos Cinematography Paulo Menezes Sound António Pedro Figueiredo Production Design Nádia Henriques, Maria Ribeiro Producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, João Matos Executive Producer Susana Nobre Production Manager Bárbara Valentina Liner Producer Isabel Dias Martins Editing Luís Miguel Correia, João Rosas Sound Editing and Mix Tiago Matos With Paulo Américo


PRODUCTION O Som e a Fúria CO-PRODUCTION Terratreme Filmes


Best Short Film - National Competition - Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema '15
Best Short Film - Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba '16
Prize A.E.C. for best photography – Competição Internacional - Festival Ibérico de Cine - Sesión Oficial '16
Prize CEXECI Young Jury- Festival Ibérico de Cine - Sesión Oficial '16


Curtas Vila do Conde – Festival Internacional de Cinema, Portugal '15
Locarno International Film Festival – Pardi di Domani Competition, Switzerland '15
Zinebi - Bilboko Dokumentalen eta Film Laburren Nazioarteko Jaialdia / International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain '15
Meetings of Young European Cinema, Bulgaria '15
Festival de Cinema Luso Brasileiro – Cineclubedafeira, Portugal '15
Festival Córtex - Festival de Curtas Metragens de Sintra , Portugal '16
BAFICI - Festival Internacional de Cinema Independente de Buenos Aires, Argentina '16
SACO, II Semana del Audiovisual Contemporáneo en Oviedo, Spain '16
Festival Cinematográfico Internacional do Uruguay, Uruguay '16
Festival du cinéma de Brive / Rencontres Européennes du Moyen Métrage, France '16
Festafilm, Festival de Cinema Lusófono, France '16
Festival de Cine y Televisión Reino de León, Spain '16
Lima Independente Festival Internacional de Cine, Peru '16
Olhar de Cinema - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Curitiba, Brazil '16
Film Festival Ceau, Romania '16
Festival Ibérico de Cine - Sesión Oficial, Spain '16
FestiFreak Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de La Plata, Argentina '16
Cinema Português em Moscovo e São Petersburgo, Russia '16
ANTOFADOCS - Festival Internacional de Cine de Antofagasta, Chile '16
Festival de Finos Filmes , Brazil '17
Centro Galego de Artes da Imaxe – Filmoteca de Galicia, Spain '17
Festival Diálogo de Cinema, Brazil '16
Ciclo de Cinema Irreal, Lisboa'19
Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary'19
Ciclo de Cinema Português, Hungria'19
Brussels SFF, Bélgica'21
Gijon International Film Festival, Spain'21
Busho Film Festival, Budapeste'22
Festival de Cine Contemporáneo Andares, Peru' 23