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In 2020, the ‘Travelling’ section takes you to discover Portugal! To celebrate the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union, the BSFF dedicates a programme to the Portuguese short films.


Gambozinos | João Nicolau
Portugal - Fiction - 2013 - 20' - Color
A ten year-old boy faces up to the struggles of life in a summer camp. It’s not easy to be ignored by the girl of his heart or seeing his dormitory vandalised by adolescent thugs. Fortunately, in the forest, the Wild Haggis insists on remaining out of sight.

Agua mole | A. Ramires (Xá), L. Gonçalves
Portugal - Animation - 2017 - 9'15" - Color
The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion. In a world where the idea of progress appears to be above all, this home floats.

Maria do mar | João Rosas
Portugal - Fiction - 2015 - 33' - Color
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.

Elo | Alexandra Ramires
Portugal - Animation - 2020 - 11'39" - Color
Under a gloomy sun, two characters look for adaptation.

O inferno | Carlos Conceição
Portugal - Fiction - 2011 - 20'50" - Color
In a modern house, a young man has the job of keeping the swimming pool clean. He will eventually be involved in compromising activities.

A brief history of princess X | Gabriel Abrantes
Portugal - Fiction - 2016 - 7' - Color
A supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s infamous ‘Princess X’, a futuristic bronze phallus that is actually a bust portrait of Napoleon’s equally infamous great grand niece, Marie Bonaparte.

Flagey, Brussels Short Film Festival