• 8.5 10
  • 2017
  • 7min
  • Original Title: East Lynne (1931)

Through the small details in the memories of a Syrian refugee in Berlin, this short film makes the exercise of illustrating, in its images and sounds, the universal sensation of nostalgia.


AWARDS: Best Editing. Festival in Croatia Ouchy Film Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Visions du Réel/ Festival international de cinéma Nyon DISF Diversions International Short Film

Saudade. How to illustrate nostalgia

This short experimental documentary will guide us along the soft fingers of the feeling of “Saudade”, the Portuguese word that defines the longing for someone or something in a profound state of melancholia.

Through the testimony of Elias, a Syrian refugee in Berlin, we slowly touch the ropes of the Saudade and are gradually transported to the steps and gestures of two actresses, that, through a sequence of images, path the internal journey of this feeling.

How closely can one relate to a stranger pain through emotions or memories that are not shared in time and space but reflect a similar emotional skin?

Production Companies

Isabela Falcão Vaz

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