How can people escape and survive traumatic experiences? A woman and two brothers give us two parallel stories about their emotional healing journeys.
According to Francisco van der Poel (2013), the word “party” comes from the Latin term festa and dies festus, which are derived from the also Latin word feriae, "holiday". According to Conceição Lopes, there are days of change, interruption regarding the logic of the activities and work, days of praise and celebration for life, as well as spaces for privileged communication (2015).
This documentary shows the clear concept of the celebration of St. Gonçalinho, in Aveiro (Portugal), specifying the different phases experienced during this festivity.
Metaphorical characters are twisted together within a story told through gestures, bodies and places.
Life, from beginning to end, as a path that is always interrupted by the same conflict: the incomplete landing. This landing won’t be anything but the arrival to a state of things, a permanent immobility. It is the eternal conflict between the rapture of the passions and the hidden desire for serenity and balance, as well as for conformism and death.
How can a philosophy class on happiness in Aristotle be understood in three different schools? And what if those schools were in three different continents? The answer lies in the words of Portuguese, Brazilian and African children.
A desperate woman runs through the forest, seemingly being chased by someone. In the middle of nowhere she finds a farm that seems abandoned, and there she looks for something or someone to help her appease her affliction. A surprising finding will turn victims into executioners in a game of mirrors in which the truth may be just an illusion.
A skein-shaped woman, an old woman who spends her days looking through the window and other who sells fallen clothes from the clotheslines are connected by a thread. The three women lead the actions of other characters, as well as the inevitable fate of a woman with her husband on the back.
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