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Portugal / 2019/ 25′

Director: Mariana Gaivão

Producer: Pedro Duarte, Primeira Idade

Photography: João Ribeiro

Sound: Rafael Cardoso

Main Actors: Ruby Taylor, Millie Romer



The chorus of dawn descends the burned mountain, echoing in the shale walls of a Portuguese village. Ruby awakens and stands in the half light. Outside, her dog Frankie has run away. Daughter of two worlds, the one that the English parents left behind and the Portuguese land of her upbringing that still calls her a foreigner, Ruby moves between the borders of both, without belonging to either. Her best friend, Millie, will be returning to England; the end of their childhood meets the end of a warm summer day.


Mariana Galvao

Mariana Galvao


Born in Lisbon, on the 21st of February, 1984.
She studied photography at Ar.Co and Film Directing at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema.
Additionally, since 2007, she has also been working as a film editor, having collaborated with, amongst others, Marco Martins, João Pedro Rodrigues, Tiago Guedes, Frederico Serra and João Salaviza.



– 2012 – SOLO FIC, 21’



  • Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal – Prize for the Best Portuguese Director
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