Fiction | 00:20 | SWITZERLAND – PORTUGAL
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY AURÉLIE PERNET OLIVEIRA
IN COPRODUCTION WITH PRIMEIRA IDADE (PT)
In summer, the Portuguese countryside is ravaged by fires. Otilia, a cleaner at the municipal swimming pool, and Laurinda, her mother suffering from dementia, are strange witnesses. The flames awaken in them solitude, despair and desire to escape.
Aurélie Pernet Oliveira, Director
Born in 1990 in Besançon, Aurélie Pernet Oliveira obtained a diploma in graphic design (ISBA) in 2011. She then changed her orientation to undertake a Bachelor’s degree in cinema at the Haute école d’art et de design de Genève, which she finished in 2014 with a mention from the jury for her film Meccarillos. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Literature & Theory of Cinema at the University of Lausanne and is developing, in parallel, her film projects.
Filmography (selection)As Semimortas, fic, 2020 (in development)
Triste Cortège, archives found footage, 2015
Meccarillos, fic, 2014