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Exibição Exhibition

14 Nov, 17:30

Origem Origin

País de Origem Origin Country Portugal

País de Rodagem Filming Country Portugal

Metragem e Género Footage and Genre

Duração Runtime 7′ 0”

Tipo de Projecto Project Type Animation, Short

Género Genre Sci-fi, Drama, Animation, Children

Língua Language Portuguese


O Voo das Mantas O Voo das Mantas

Sinopse Original Original Sinopsis

Sinopse Portuguesa Portuguese Sinopsis

Tudo começou como começam todas as estórias, pelo início, quando eu era mais pequena e a minha mãe me sentava ao seu colo, e me contava que todos os dias as mantas saíam do mar a voar, às centenas!

Sinopse Internacional Sinopsis

It all began as all stories begin, at the start. When I was younger, my mother would sit me on her lap, and tell me that, every day the manta rays would come out of the sea flying, by the hundreds!


Mensagem do Realizador Director Statement
The Flight of the Manta Rays appears in a streak of inspiration shortly after the birth of my first and only daughter, about a year ago. The arrival of a baby, that is a piece of us, often makes us stop and think about the past and the future. In imagination and ingenuity. In greatness and smallness. I thought about making a film that would serve as a tribute to her. To show her that the world is exactly as she sees it: mysterious and beautiful; full of news and lots of things to discover. Sitting on the sofa, I saw the image of a manta ray and, as I appreciated its beauty and grandeur, I imagined that, instead of swimming in the depths of the ocean, how good it would be if they flew in the vastness of the sky. And I started to draw. I then drew, for a long year, a story that she could tell, with all the naivety and wonder of a child. A story that mixes a little with our family background. Imagining that my daughter met her great-great-grandfather (unknown to me, my parents and grandparents) in another dimension. I ended up creating a very personal project, where I talk a little about my great-grandfather – a Japanese soldier lost in Portugal in the middle of the First World War, who met my great-grandmother, got her pregnant and left (becoming a taboo subject in my family) – mixed with what my daughter’s eyes see and dazzle. This is a story that honors the past and the present; mix reality and imagination; and it transforms my work of several years in the area of family drama, to a level that elevates the family to a less dramatic and more hopeful place. A son makes us believe that happiness is possible; the future is not black and imagination is not just a starting point, but the whole way. A film that I dedicate to my great-grandfather, as if it had been made by his great-great-grandfather

Biografia do Realizador Director Biography

From the Nominee to the Sophia Awards of the Portuguese Film Academy, Bruno Carnide is an independent portuguese director and founding director of Leiria Film Fest – International Short Film Festival. Carnide directed several fiction, documentary and animation short films, which won dozen Awards and have been exhibited in hundreds film Festivals around the world, including Oscar Qualifying Festivals. Working currently as lecturer in the field of cinema and is independent worker.

Data de conclusão year 2021-09-03

Distribuição Distribution
Mailuki Films Distributor Worldwide All Rights

Exibições Exhibitions
Shorts Mexico, Mexico International Short Film Festival Mexico September 11, 2021 Mexico

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Realização Director Bruno Carnide

Primeira Obra First Time No

Projecto Académico Academic Project No

Produção Production Biscaia-Carnide Studio, Mailuki Films,*

Produtores Producers Bruno Carnide, Catia Biscaia, Eduardo M Escribano Solera

Elenco Keycast Inês Sá Frias (voz off)

Outros Créditos Other Credits
Animation: Bruno Carnide;
Music: Miguel Samarao

Argumento Screenplay Álvaro Romão, Bruno Carnide, Cátia Biscaia

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