Portugal, 2016, 112 min
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A dive, the noon sunlight cuts through the water. The air on both longs will have to be enough to rip the abalone from the rocks in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. With no aid from air tanks, the body as a whole is summoned to its limit. In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula, Matsumi, Mayumi and Masumi dive everyday not knowing what they'll find. Underwater, their delicate bodies turn into those of sea hunters. The Ama-San have been diving like this in Japan for over 2000 years.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Cláudia Varejão was born in Porto, Portugal and studied film in the Artistic Creativity and Creation Program offered by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, alongside the German Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin, and in São Paulo’s International Film Academy. She also studied photography at AR.CO, in Lisbon. She directed the documentary short film Wanting and the fictional short film trilogy Weekend, Cold Day, and Morning Light. In the Darkness of the Theater I Take off My Shoes is her first feature film.
Visions du Réel 2016. CPH:DOX 2017. Doc Point Helsinki 2017. Krakow FF 2017. Sydney FF 2017. Best Film - Play-Doc 2017. Special Mention - Karlovy Vary FF 2016. Íngreme/Doclisboa Award for Best Portuguese Competition Film - DocLisboa 2016.
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