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by João Pedro Plácido


Volta à Terra tells the story of an endangered community: farmers who practice subsistence farming in a mountainous village of northern Portugal, deserted because of immigration. Between the evocation of the past and their uncertain future, we follow the 49 inhabitants through four seasons. Among the inhabitants we meet António, a former emigrant who fulfilled his dream of returning home, prepares the village festivities for the coming summer, and Daniel, young shepherd who dreams of love at dusk.

international title: (Be)Longing
original title: Volta à terra
country: Portugal, Switzerland, France
year: 2015
genre: documentary
directed by: João Pedro Plácido
film run: 78'
release date: FR 30/03/2016
screenplay: João Pedro Plácido, Laurence Ferreira Barbosa
cinematography by: João Pedro Plácido
film editing: Pedro Marques
producer: Sandro Aguilar, Luís Urbano
co-producer: Joëlle Bertossa, Nora Philippe
production: O Som e a Fúria, Close Up Films, Les Films de l'Air
distributor: UFO Distribution


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015ACID
BFI London Film Festival 2015 

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