Past Perfect

Portugal, 2019, 23 min, Colour

Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing of the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until origin of the species, at least. This feeling common to many latitudes is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past.



Jorge Jácome


Jorge Jácome


Jorge JácomeMarta Simões


Jorge Jácome


Shugo TekinaTiago Matos


Jorge Jácome, born in Portugal in 1988, the director studied at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School and at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing, France. In his work he explores the relationships between utopias, melancholy, disappearance and desire. His films have screened at numerous festivals including Toronto, San Sebastián and New York as well as featuring in exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. Alongside his work as a filmmaker, he also regularly collaborates in performing arts projects.


Germany, 2019, Berlinale,

Berlinale, Germany 2019 -

Netherlands, 2019, Go Short, Nijmegen, Best Art Film

Go Short, Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019 - Best Art Film

Portugal, 2019, IndieLisboa , Short Film Grand Prize

IndieLisboa , Portugal 2019 - Short Film Grand Prize

United Kingdom, 2019, Edinburgh IFF,

Edinburgh IFF, United Kingdom 2019 -

Lithuania, 2019, Vilnius IFF ,

Vilnius IFF , Lithuania 2019 -


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