Ascension
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    Ascension

    Ascensão

    Directed by

    Portugal

    2016

    18 min

    • Portuguese

    Drama

    At dawn, a group of peasants tries to rescue the body of a young man from the inside of a well. Women veil their faces in silence while men endure the situation. In the centre of it all, a mother awaits her son's body. How can life cease to be when in nature there is an enduring renewal?

    Awards

    • Árvore da Vida Award - IndieLisboa
    • Special Mention - Riga IFF
    • Unicorn Children’s Award (European Short Films) - Amiens IFF
    • Special Mention - Cairo IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Domicília Nunes
    Ricardo Francisco
    Alice Calçada
    António Pote
    António Eusébio
    Daniela Toito
    Screenplay
    Pedro Peralta
    Cinematography
    João Ribeiro
    Editing
    Francisco Moreira
    Production
    TERRATREME FILMES
    Sales
    PORTUGAL FILM - PORTUGUESE FILM AGENCY
    Pedro Peralta

    Pedro Peralta

    Portugal

    Pedro Peralta was born in Lisbon, where he lives and works. In 2012 he directed the short film MUPEPY MUNATIM (2012) for a Master‘s degree in Film Studies. It was selected and rewarded in several national and international film festivals. He has worked since 2013 at the film company Terratreme Films where he oversees the distribution. His latest short film, ASCENSION was selected at La Semaine de la Critique in 2016 and since then has been selected in various international film festivals where it has been noticed.

    Selected Filmography