BATRACHIAN'S BALLAD

BALADA DE UM BATRÁQUIO

By Leonor TELES

UMA PEDRA NO SAPATO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016


Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale 2016
Golden Bear
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016
Firebird Award
IndieLisboa 2016
International Amnesty Jury Honourable Mention
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS DE BELO HORIZONTE 2016
Best International Short-Film
CURT’ARRUDA FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE ARRUDA DOS VINHOS 2016
Best Short-Film
MEDFILM MEDITERRANEAN AND EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Cervantes Award for Most Innovative Short-Film
Festival Caminhos do Cinema Português 2016
Revelation Award
PRÉMIOS SOPHIA ACADEMIA PORTUGUESA DE CINEMA 2017
Best Documentary Short-Film
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • PORTUGAL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 11 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Leonor TELES
    • Producer(s)
    • Filipa REIS (Uma Pedra no Sapato)
    • Synopsis
    • “Simultaneously strange and familiar, distant and near, disquieting and seductive, outsider and cosmopolitan, Gypsies are shrouded in an aura of ambiguity. They cannot be said to be invisible, as they hardly go unnoticed.”

      Daniel Seabra Lopes in Deriva Cigana, 2008

      Like the Gypsies, ceramic frogs don't go unnoticed to a careful observer. Batrachian's Ballad comes about in a context of ambiguity. A film that intervenes in the reality of Portuguese everyday life, as a form of fabling about a xenophobic behaviour.
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