TERRA FRANCA / Ashore
Terra Franca portrays the life of Albertino Lobo and his family who live in a small ancient fishing village near Lisbon, Portugal: the local culture, relationships and families, from work-filled everyday life to fancy boat parades and weddings. Between the pressure of rule dictating distant authorities and the ever-changing world, they try to keep up their old ways of life. In the end, the most important things in life are the connections between people and family. And that the dad spins his daughter with joy during her wedding dance.
Leonor Teles was born in Portugal in 1992. She graduated from Lisbon National Film School in cinematography and directing and has a Master’s degree in audiovisual and multimedia. "Batrachian’s Ballad“, her first work after film school, won Best Short Film at Berlinale 2016. Teles currently works as a filmmaker and cinematographer. "Ashore" won her the SCAM International Award at Cinéma du Réel.
Film Selection: Terra Franca (Ashore, 2018, doc) - Balada de um Batráquio (Batrachian’s Ballad, 2016, doc short) - Rhoma Acans (2013, doc short)
Cinema Next Europe
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cinéma du Réel 2018
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status