Original Title: Terra Ardida Spanish Title: English Title: Burnt Land Year and month of production: 2018 Length: 13 minutes Production country: Portugal Genre: Documentary Language: Portuguese Subtitles: English Trailer (link): Web: https://www.francisco-romao.com/films/terraardida Facebook:
After all the fires that ravaged Portugal in the year 2017, there was one that personally touched me. The fire that partially destroyed a small village called Fajão, in Pampilhosa da Serra, north of Portugal. This is my grandmother's village, a place where I have been vacationing since I was a child, and until this year had been spared the immense fires that the inhabitants attribute to Our Lady of Guia, a Catholic invocation that is said to have protected the village several times. In what state will the village now be and how will the few inhabitants be? Why did faith fail this time?
Francisco Romão is a portuguese filmmaker living in Lisbon, Portugal. The colour, movement, mise-en-scène, shot, sound, music, etc; all of these combined to tell someone a story is his passion. His strengths are found in directing, editing, directing of photography, and being a cameraman. He's been involved in many short films, a feature film, some film festivals as jury member and in others as crew member. In March 2019 he won a Sophia Student Award, awarded by the Academia Portuguesa de Cinema, with his short documentary film "Terra Ardida".
Encontros de Cinema de Viana Do Castelo - May 2018
Prémios Sophia Estudante 2018 - selected for Best Documentary award
Fantasporto - one of three films from my school competing for Best School, March 2019
Prémios Sophia 2019 - selected for Student Award
Prémios Sophia Estudante 2018 - selected for Best Documentary award - 3rd Place Winner
Prémios Sophia 2019 - selected for Student Award - Winner