a film by Mónica Martins Nunes


Portugal, Germany | 2021 | 38:46 min

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Documentary Short film
An old house falls slowly to the ground. To the same earth with which its walls were once made with. And without protesting, the house becomes soil again. Pretending it had not seen countless people ploughing, seeding, harvesting, kneading and eating, not heard the poetry, the stories and people leaving in search for a better life. SORTES follows the life of the resisting inhabitants and their animals scattered around Serra de Serpa in the Alentejo region. And through the voices of the remaining popular poets becomes a portrait of those who are still there and a requiem for those who are not.
Visions du Reél, Switzerland - International Medium Length & Short Film Competition
Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal - National Competition
Audience Award – FIKE - Évora International Short Film Prize, Portugal
Porto/Post/Doc, Portugal - Cinema Falado Competition
38 Shortfilm Festival Hamburg
Cast and Crew
  • Director Mónica Martins Nunes
  • Producer Mónica Martins Nunes
  • Director of Photography Mónica Martins Nunes
  • Editor Mónica Martins Nunes
  • Sound Mónica Martins Nunes
  • Sound Design Dídio Pestana
  • Digital Colorist Caio Soares
  • Other André Neto (Sound Mixing), Maria da Saúde Parreira (All kinds of support), Francisco Bica (Ti Chico dos melões) (Poet), Eulálio Alves (Poet)
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