It’s a summer weekend in a country house near Sintra. Fourteen-year-old Nicolau is spending a couple of days with his older brother Simão and his friends, all of them in their late twenties. Everyone is drawn to beautiful and quiet Maria do Mar, but it’s Nicolau who will see his life shaken the most by this unexpected female presence. Between homework and tree-climbing, stories about a deceased philandering grandfather and the origins of tortellini’s shape, a friend in a costume nursing a broken heart and dancing seduction games, Nicolau observes this group of young adults with the awe of the outsider and the fascination of nothing ever being the same again.
Best Film of Portuguese Competition, Curtas Vila do Conde IFF 2015.