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Maria

Country: Portugal | UK , Language: Portuguese, 17 mins

  • Director: Mariana Marques
  • Writer: Mariana Marques
  • Producer: Simon Bolton-Gabrielsen; Alice Prata

CGiii Comment

Such complexity in a short space of time...

The cinematographer and colorist do a fantastic job...it's all to rare that a short film looks as cinematic as this!

A twisted tale brought beautifully to life by the assured hand and eye of Mariana Marques.


Watch...

Maria - Short Film from Mariana Marques on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

How do you find yourself, when love is lost forever? Maria a young girl living in Portugal in the late 60's, is left alone by her husband who is taken to the colonial war in Africa on their wedding day. In an environment of traditions and taboos she tries to deal with her love and loss at the same time she tries to find her own voice.

Cast & Characters

Joana Campelo as Rosa; Joana de Viana as Clara; Jos* Escaleira as Pai; Lu*sa Fidalgo as Maria; Joana Garcia as Rosa; Jo*o Lagarto as Priest; Clara Nogueira as Mae; Ant*nio Parra as Jos*