Beyond Marão

Para lá do Marão

Za obzorem Marãa

Photography: José Fernandes
Editing: José Fernandes
Sound: José Fernandes
Color: Colour
Language: No dialogue
This surreal journey through a desolate mountain village, where an unknown danger hangs over the last surviving inhabitants, combines contemplative static shots of nature and animals taken from unusual angles, which are fascinating, yet, at the same time, raise uncertainty as to whether the mysterious landscape can be logically understood.

We observe a silent mist-filled forest from whose depths an unrecognisable figure slowly emerges. As it comes nearer, we sense that it is not human, but rather an apparition embodying the incomprehensible magical nature of the location.

Portuguese director José Manuel Fernandes has thus far made two films. The first is the mid-length Wakasa (2011), which reconstructs the legend of the love between a Japanese princess and a Portuguese conqueror. The second is Beyond Marão. Both poetic documentaries have been screened at various locations, including the IndieLisboa Festival, where Beyond Marão received a Special Mention in the Best Portuguese Documentary Film category.

Docnomads / José Fernandes / Universidade Lusdófona, Departamento de Cinema e Artes dos Media / Campo Grande, 376 / 1749 - 024 / Lisbon / Portugal / +351 910 579 976 /
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Short Joy
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
30.10.2015 10:30


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