Undertow Eyes

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Undertow Eyes
Directed by Petra Costa
Produced by Petra Costa
Written by Petra Costa
Music by Edson Secco
Edited by Ava Rocha
Release date
2009
Running time
20 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese

Undertow Eyes (2009), original title Olhos de Ressaca, is a Brazilian short film.

The year 2009 saw the release of many films. Seven made the top 50 list of highest-grossing films. Also in 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that as of that year, their Best Picture category would consist of ten nominees, rather than five.

A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". In the United States, short films were generally termed short subjects from the 1920s into the 1970s when confined to two 35mm reels or less, and featurettes for a film of three or four reels. "Short" was an abbreviation for either term.

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Synopsis

Vera and Gabriel have been married for sixty years. In Undertow Eyes they wander about their own history: the first flirt, the birth of their children, life and aging. In this remembrance, images from their family collection mingle with images of the present, weaving an emotional and dreamlike universe. As a mosaic of stories and impressions, this short film looks like a personal and existential diary about love and death. [1] [2]

Film Credits [3]

Eryk Rocha is a Brazilian film director, producer, editor, and cinematographer. He is the son of film director Glauber Rocha.

Edson Secco

Edson Secco is a Brazilian artist, composer, musician and sound designer.

Cast

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Awards

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Year Award Category Result
2009 Rio Film Festival Best Short Filmwon
Gramado Film Festival Special Jury Awardwon
Audience Awardwon
Vitoria Cine Video Best Editingwon
Itu International Film Festival Best Screenplaywon
Goiania Short Film Festival Best Filmwon
São Paulo International Short Film Festival New Talents Awardwon
2010 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Best Short Documentary Filmwon
Curta Cabo Frio Best Short Documentary in 35mmwon
New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema Best Short Filmwon
2011 London International Documentary Festival Best Short Filmwon

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